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vintage kokeshi patterns

vintage kokeshi patterns

regular price $32.00
regular price sale price $32.00
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The knowledge of kokeshi craftsmanship has historically been passed from master to apprentice, often as a family trade. While it was imperative to respect the distinctive style and characteristics of the original design, apprentices would inevitably add their own flourishes over time– resulting in a signature expression of both regionality and artistry.

These particular patterns were originally painted by a renowned kokeshi collector and designer, Bunsaku Tachibana, and taken from his limited collection, Kokeshi Moyou Shu, which was published in 1975. Highlight Tachibana-san’s exemplary artisanship and grasp of Dentō motifs, these prints would be the ideal addition to any kokeshi collectors home or a splendid standalone showpiece for the everyday art lover.


• vintage paper


• length 25cm
• width 21cm


These vintage patterns have lived for many years in Japan and may bear the gentle patina of time. Some minor surface marks or fading may be expected, and see the photos for a clear indication of condition.

Please find a home for your patterns away from strong sunlight and humidity.


made in Japan, curated in Hobart

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