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Found Wood - Cirque III Kokeshi

£75.00

Image of Found Wood - Cirque III Kokeshi
  • Image of Found Wood - Cirque III Kokeshi
  • Image of Found Wood - Cirque III Kokeshi
  • Image of Found Wood - Cirque III Kokeshi
  • Image of Found Wood - Cirque III 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 elements of blue added to her inlaid wood (originally a lamp base) 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 - this one is large and quite heavy. She has 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 red ink.
Measures approximately 42cm in height.
Please note: THIS IS NOT A TOY and should be kept out of the reach of children.