Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: "Doshin | Child's Mind" by Takeda, Masashi


Dimensions: 5-0"h

This sweet doll represents a young girl with her hair in a pinwheel pattern, as it falls over the top of her skull. Both the hair and body display the use of “Chatter Work”, (Birikan’na), to give texture to the form. The body continues to show how the artist employed the same carving technique to ornament the jacket, (haori) with pinwheels on the body. The eyes are simple, shallow carvings, depicting an innocent child. There is an inscription identifying the artist.

Condition: Excellent meaning that the piece retains its original craft/workmanship showing a wonderful-developed patina commensurate with age, with no damage, cracks, breakage, or repairs. The piece meets all the standards of Sosaku Kokeshi collectibles.