Vintage Zao Traditional Kokeshi by Ishiyama, Kazuo

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Dimensions: 8-1/4” h

This delicate kokeshi has all the traditional qualities of the Zao family dolls, with one exception, and that is the use of the atypical colors of red and green. The beautifully proportioned face is emphasized, and incorporates the Futae-Mabuta, (double lid), eyes; the stylized Naga-Bana, (long ear drop nose), and the Chrysanthemum flower motif on the top of the head and the side of the face. The predominate color used to decorate her kimono is a brilliant red with the stacked Chrysanthemum in red and green, framed with green Rokoru-Moyo line work. The doll is signed by the artist.

Vintage Condition: The piece is in pristine condition, (“as is”) and retains the original craft/workmanship and commensurate with age and completely free from the effects of aging. Any discoloration, chipping/cracking, surface wear, or structural damage is noted.