Kano kokeshi doll
A Kano kokeshi doll (Chiyomatsu Kanou) is highly sort after and seldom seen. Chiyomatsu Kanou has the ability to create and select a form that best works with the natural characteristics of the wood, and at the same time creating the traditional and contemporary sansaku kokeshi. Most have simple facial expressions and he utilises a ‘one-stroke eye’, (Hitofude-me) method when hand painting the face. Some kokeshi show the Yukata or Ikat-style clothing by using simple carved or hand painted lines which also definethe layers of the clothing. Kano kokeshi use flowers in many styles and his kokeshi dolls are peaceful and elegant with an old fashioned feel.
This kokeshi is in mint condition standing at 48cm tall with artist signature on the bottom. This kokeshi features carved and hand painted poppy like flowers on the body. An excellent mid century doll highly collectable.
Kano-san was born in 1935 and has died, but the year is unknown. He started making Sosaku dolls around 1953. He was a multi- prize winning artist, including the Prime Minister’s Award at least twice
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