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Found Wood - Cirque V Kokeshi

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Image of Found Wood - Cirque V Kokeshi
  • Image of Found Wood - Cirque V Kokeshi
  • Image of Found Wood - Cirque V Kokeshi
  • Image of Found Wood - Cirque V Kokeshi
  • Image of Found Wood - Cirque V 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 (I worked at a school for circus performers for eight years) - a beautiful antique hardwood finial with small elements of blue and white added to her 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. She has been finished in two coats of matt acrylic and gently polished with a soft cloth. Signed underneath with ‘nakamura’ characters [中村] in dark blue ink. A very special unique piece.
Measures approximately 16cm in height, and 10cm at widest part.
Please note: THIS IS NOT A TOY and should be kept out of the reach of children.