Traditional large Kokeshi in Tsuchiyu style
Large traditional Kokeshi doll hand made by master Abe Kazue (1937 – 2017) in the Tsuchiyu style. This style originates from Shinchi in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. This Kokeshi doll is hand turned and painted and has the artist’s signature on the bottom. Kazue was known for painting horizontal lines, a characteristic face and the red curly lines on the head. The head on this example squeaks when turned, this was originally designed to imitate the sound of a baby crying. Kokeshi dolls were originally created as kids toys.
Traditional Kokeshi are simple wooden dolls that have been crafted for more than 150 years in the North-East region of Japan. They come in many different sizes, shapes and designs and look great as a collection. This Kokeshi dates from the 70s and is in perfect vintage condition.
Style: traditional, Tsuchiyu style
Material: solid wood
Height: 31 cm
Diameter foot: 4 cm
Weight: 440 gram
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