Asian Tribal Art - Kokeshi Dolls, Japan

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Kokeshi dolls
by Masao Watanabe, Japan
Wood, paint
1960s


Masao Watanabe (1917-2007) was a highly regarded artist of the Sosaku Kokeshi Movement, receiving numerous awards during his career.

#7917 "Chameko" (Urchin), 7" (17.3 cm) high $75
#7923 "Chigo Zakura" (Cherry Blossom Child), Mizuki wood, 12.5" (31.7 cm) high $125 Dated 1960, this doll won the 10th Annual All Japan Kokeshi Competition, receiving the Prime Ministerís Award.


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