Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi Entitled: Autumn Leaves by Tamura Noboru
Tamura Noboru is one of the most unique Sosaku Kokeshi artists, receiving numerous awards during his career, including the Prime Minister Award. The wood grain on the body of this Kokeshi has been hand-painted with three muted colored Autumn leaves, (Aki) on a variegated lacquered background. Her waist is emphasized with a band of natural colored birch as is the back of her head and face. Her face and eyes are typically Japanese and represent the “windows of the soul”, and are shown bigger and angled downwards. She has separated bangs framing her face with a white teardrop nose and a red dot representing her mouth. Overall the painting of the figure meets all the hallmarks of Japanese standards which tend toward a high flawless skin, a slim, petite figure, and a quiet personality, often referred to as Aimi,(loving beauty). The piece is signed as shown on the bottom of the doll.
Condition: Excellent, original condition, with no fading or loss of color and consistent with age and standards of collectible Folk Art. All details are perfect and as crafted.
Note: There is no biographical information published on this artist.
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