Kokeshi Pair by Hideo Ishihara
A kokeshi pair by Hideo Ishihara (1925-1999) are a fantastic example of this kokeshi masters work. This pair is quite rare and in excellent condition. Ishihara Hideo depicts a variety of kimono types in both painted and carved type, and uses basic graphic treatment to emphasise his dolls’ powerful personalities.
This rare pair of kokeshi by Ishihara Hideo are 20cm and 15cm tall. Their bodies are beautifully hand carved and texturized utilizing the very dark wood grain. Kokeshi are made from one piece of wood that is chosen very carefully for it’s woodgrain. They have cute little simple child like faces carved and drawn and hair pulled back into long pony tails of round carved wood. His dolls are usually finished with a simple wax coating. Ishihara Hideo dolls are highly collectable.
Both dolls are signed by the artist on the bottom.
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