Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi entitled: “Shimai | Sisters” by Aida, Seihou


Dimensions: 7-3/4”h; 7-1/2”h; 6-0”h

Offered are three dolls representing sisters, each showing a beautiful balance between the traditional and the creative form and a motif created by two treatments:  Black ’Roko Moyo’ line-work in horizontal irregular stripes, and carved cherry blossoms on the front of each deep red garment. Each head shows a slightly different tilting as if in conversation. All have “bob” hair treatments, and eyes that show movement, with expressive, painted eyes. Incorporated on the back of one doll in the script is the title, and a red impressed stamp on the bottom by Aida-san. 

Condition:  Excellent, pristine original condition, archival quality because of the uniqueness of the doll.