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vintage shikishi kokeshi painting


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Brighten your life with a vivid and vivacious vintage kokeshi painting. Immaculately inked with stunning attention to detail, a charming kokeshi doll rendition such as this would have been produced as a souvenir for eager travellers and onsen visitors. 

Painted on shikishi board, a specially prepared paper affixed to a hard backing and traditionally used for Sumi ink, Shodo calligraphy, or watercolour illustration, the paper's subtle flecking and bold, gold trim add a glimmer of glamour to this kokeshi's enigmatic expression.

made in Japan

materials: vintage shikishi board paper
dimensions :
• length 27.5 cm
• width 24 cm

This vintage painting has lived for many years in Japan and bears the gentle patina of time. Please expect some minor surface marks or fading, and see the photos for a clear indication of condition.