Vintage Traditional Tsugaru Daruma Kokeshi by Abo, Muchihide


Dimensions: 9-1/2”h

One of the distinguishing features of this doll is that it has hair in a bob or a chignon, (topknot), without much decoration on the head, though the hair is painted solid black, brush strokes are visible on the edges of the bangs and hair. The face of Daruma painted on the lower half of the body which dominates the body decoration, along with stripes, (Rokuro Moyo), at the top, center, or bottom of the doll. Dolls that have round chests, thin waists, and cone-shaped lower bodies on which human faces are painted will strike you as quite unusual and interesting. The piece is signed on the bottom of the doll.

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Condition: Mint meaning that the piece retains its original craft/workmanship showing a wonderful-developed patina commensurate with its vintage. It is void of damage, cracks, breakage, or repairs and meets all the standards of the collectible Traditional Kokeshi.