Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi “Tsukikage | Spirit of the Take” by Sato Suigai

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Dimensions: 13-1/2”h

Shown is a Sosaku Kokeshi that incorporates the ‘Mon’ (family crest), which originated as fabric patterns to be used on clothing, in order to distinguish individual families, or signify membership in a specific clan. The reference to Tsukikage is based on the circular images of the ‘Mon’, (Kamon and Mondokoro), which decorate the body of each doll. 

This doll is turned from one piece of wood, accenting a delicate lip on the top of each Kimono and an obi that accentuates the waist. It has beautiful details on the face and ‘Mage’ hair treatment. It is signed by the artist.

Condition: Excellent condition for the piece is perfect, with no missing elements or color loss, and is in exceptional condition. A beautiful, original, finish, retaining the original craftsmanship. Museum-quality: meeting the standards of the collector of the Sosaku Kokeshi Folk Art genre.