Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by Murakami, Ken-ichi

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Dimensions: 3-0”h

These truly innocent Kokeshi children are simply turned, with an Ikat motif designed with a wood-burning too, and typical of children throughout Japan. The children, in casual dress, an easy to go from the bath to the house.

Each show what is called a ‘Nihongami’ hairstyle with side hair fringes, which are distinctive in their construction, and play a role in society. This type of Yukata is customary, particularly on this day, because children take baths known as ‘syobuyu’. The private and public baths are filled with floating iris, which is an important flower during this celebration.

Condition: Excellent meaning that the piece retains its original craft/workmanship showing a wonderful-developed patina commensurate which suggests a degree of wear that corresponds to its vintage. It is void of damage, cracks, breakage, or repairs and meets all the standards of the collectible Sosaku Kokeshi.