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Found Wood - Cirque I Kokeshi

£65.00

Image of Found Wood - Cirque I Kokeshi
  • Image of Found Wood - Cirque I Kokeshi
  • Image of Found Wood - Cirque I Kokeshi
  • Image of Found Wood - Cirque I Kokeshi
  • Image of Found Wood - Cirque I Kokeshi

Being surrounded by old things all my life (born into a family of antique dealers) has definitely left its mark – I have a mixture of old and new pieces in my house, with a particular fondness for old wood – there’s really nothing like it. I began to gather bits and pieces that I thought might be coaxed into living a new and wholly unexpected life – either vintage objects or parts of wooden things long since past their original purpose. I have assembled and painted some ‘found wood’ Kokeshi from these parts or objects – total one-offs and priced accordingly.

This large kokeshi was inspired by the circus - a beautiful old wooden cog making a neck ruff, and wavy blue lines painted in gouache onto the found wood body. The head is made from an old wooden ball – please make sure you consult the pictures carefully and that you are happy with the design and condition before purchasing. They have been finished in two coats of Danish oil for wood and gently polished with a soft cloth. Stamped underneath with ‘nakamura’ characters [中村] in red ink.
Measures approximately 25cm in height.
Please note: THIS IS NOT A TOY and should be kept out of the reach of children.