Asian Tribal Art - Kokeshi Doll Trio, Japan

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Three kokeshi dolls
by Sadao Kishi, Japan
15.5" (39.3 cm), 12" (30.5 cm) and 9" (22.8 cm) high
Mid 20th century

Sadao Kishi (1932-1998) was in the vanguard of the Sosaku Kokeshi Movement, receiving numerous awards during his career. In 1968, he won the Prime Minister's Award for the design of this doll.

The name of this Kokeshi is Mushin, which means emptiness of mind; it is also called Seishin No Komugi, meaning Spirit of the Wheat. The wheat pattern is carved and colored.

$75, Center (SOLD), $50, sold separately

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