Large Kokeshi by Chiyomatsu
This large kokeshi by Chiyomatsu Kanou (Kano) is exquisite and in mint condition. I doubt you would find this vintage kokeshi any where in the world except in a museum. Kano-san shows his ability to create and select a form that best interacts with the natural characteristics of the intrinsic beauty of wood, harmoniously blending the traditional and contemporary imagery. Most have simple facial expressions utilizing a ‘one-stroke eye’, (Hitofude-me). This kokeshi is beautifully hand painted capturing the traditional kimono with simple lines defining the layers of the clothing. His kokeshi have a peaceful, elegant old hometown look and feel. His designs incorporate flowers in a multitude of styles a beauty to behold.
This kokeshi is in mint condition standing at 45cm tall with artist signature on the bottom. This kokeshi features carved and hand painted designs outlining traditional dress. A very collectable rare vintage kokeshi for the serious collector
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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