Minimalistic Vintage Creative Kokeshi by Kiyohara Takao (1916 – TBD)
Minimalistic Vintage Creative Kokeshi by Kiyohara Takao (1916 – TBD)
Minimalistic Vintage Creative Kokeshi by Kiyohara Takao (1916 – TBD)
Minimalistic Vintage Creative Kokeshi by Kiyohara Takao (1916 – TBD)
Minimalistic Vintage Creative Kokeshi by Kiyohara Takao (1916 – TBD)
Minimalistic Vintage Creative Kokeshi by Kiyohara Takao (1916 – TBD)
Minimalistic Vintage Creative Kokeshi by Kiyohara Takao (1916 – TBD)

Minimalistic Vintage Creative Kokeshi by Kiyohara Takao (1916 – TBD)

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These three kokeshi our so intruiging. They are so minimalistic in there design, yet so complete. This set contains a larger kokeshi that is added to the other two smaller ones. They have aged differently. 

 Height: 13,5 cm and 26,5 cm and 18,5 cm
 Diameter foot: 2,8 cm and 3,8 cm and 3,1 cm
 Weight: 41 g and 130 g and 58 g
 Style: Creative - Sosaku
 Signed by the artisan: Yes

 

Short bio of KIYOHARA TAKAO (1916 – TBD)

Kiyohara Takao was an independent and well-established craftsmen born in 1916. He is considered a “mystery men” as little is known about his background or about whom he might have studied under. He lived in Shiroishi City (Miyagi Prefecture) and won multiple awards including the Prime Minister’s Prize at the All-Japan Kokeshi Contest in 1989. He was also an army pilot and he is considered to have been one of the people who helped pioneer the sosaku kokeshi movement. He is now deceased, date of passing undetermined.

 

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