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    Posted 9 months ago

    SeaWolf14
    (8 items)

    I acquired this Kokeshi doll but have no info on it.
    What I have gleaned from the internet is that it is “traditional “.
    Also, it has a stamp on the bottom that I thought may give me a clue - but matching that is like the proverbial needle in a haystack.
    It is about 7” tall, wood turned and hand painted.
    It represents a geisha,
    Would love to ID the artist and see his/her other work.

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    1. japanfanbev japanfanbev, 8 months ago
      Hello, actually she is a sosaku (creative) kokeshi doll, rather than a dento (traditional) doll.
      The best places to look for signatures are either the soul portals or kokeshi wiki sites, although it’s quite a task.
      If you collect kokeshi, or plan to become a collector, your best bet would be to join the Facebook group Kokeshi Village and post the pictures there with a tag #idhelp.
      They’re a really friendly community with a collective wide knowledge of all things kokeshi.
      Best of luck,
      Beverley
    2. SeaWolf14 SeaWolf14, 8 months ago
      Thank you Beverly, that is very helpful.
      I have gone into the Soul portals site and that is helpful - nothing definitive yet - but getting me educated and also seeing some amazing art.
      Thanks so much!

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