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Found Wood - Cirque II Kokeshi

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Image of Found Wood - Cirque II Kokeshi
  • Image of Found Wood - Cirque II Kokeshi
  • Image of Found Wood - Cirque II Kokeshi
  • Image of Found Wood - Cirque II Kokeshi
  • Image of Found Wood - Cirque II 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 creative kokeshi was inspired by the circus - a beautiful old wooden cog making a neck ruff, and blue lines painted in gouache highlighting the curves on the found wood body. She is constructed from old found wood with minimal intervention - 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. Signed underneath with ‘nakamura’ characters [中村] in blue ink.
Measures approximately 25cm in height.
Please note: THIS IS NOT A TOY and should be kept out of the reach of children.