This is a spectacular kokeshi by Kato Tatsuo. She is beautifully shaped and she has the typical nose, lips and face Tatsuo gives to his dolls. The natural wood is the main feature of this kokeshi and the decoration adds to her beauty. She is decorated with woodpaper based on the yosegi art tradition of glueing colored wood together in patterns and cutting it into thin sheets for decoration. Tatsuo's work is always outstanding. This is museum quality!
Kato Tatsuo started making kokeshi in the 1960s and studied under master Sansaku Sekiguchi. He is very popular and a major award winning artisan.
Height: 25,5 cm Diameter foot: 15,5 cm Weight: 2567 g. Style: Creative - Sosaku Signed by the artisan: Yes
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