Found Wood Kokeshi - Jaunty Beret
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 found wood creative kokeshi has been pieced together from different pieces of recycled wood, and had elements of blue added in watercolour. 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 - her body has a natural knot fissure in it, seen in one of the photos, but does not affect her future condition. 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].
Measures approximately 26cm in height.
Please note: THIS IS NOT A TOY and should be kept out of the reach of children.