Vintage Nambu KinaKina Traditional Kokeshi by Suzumago, Jitsutarou

Sale price$54.00

Dimensions: 9-1/2” h

This Nambu, (Hanamaki), Kokeshi are a colorless wooden doll, originally used as pacifiers. This type of doll was called Kikuriboko, or, “Child of Wood”.  This Kokeshi has a comparatively small head that “bobbles or sways”, and moves freely via a snap-on type, attached loosely so that it would turn and wobble. Many of these pieces show diversity in the body shapes. This particular doll has a slightly raised simulated obi sash incorporated into the solid wood carving. It is made of Birch, (Kabanoki), wood and is extremely smooth to the touch because of refined lathe-turning and a clear lacquer finish, complementing the body shape. The piece is signed by the artist.

For further information see our section entitled “Browse by Family”, Japanese Traditional Kokeshi | Nambu/Kina-Kina-Kei (Family).

Condition: Excellent and beautiful condition affording the doll age-old elegance. Retains the original craft/workmanship showing a wonderfully-developed patina and commensurate with age and unrestored. The piece meets all the standards of Traditional Kokeshi collectibles.