Japanese Textiles and Folk Art
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Daikoku Tsuchi Ningyo Clay Doll
This Japanese clay doll, tuchi-ningyo, possesses a joyful energy, putting a smile on your face. The facial expression, while some pigments are missed due to the age, is literally a "lucky one" and as Daikoku god typically characters he holds a magical mallet, wearing a flat black hat, and standing on the two bales of rice. Daikoku is often regarded as a god of kitchen, wealth, and prosperity. The condition is wonderful, no chips, cracks, excepts some pigments are missed, once again, due to the age. Ca. Early 1900s.
4"w 3"d 6" h