Yogen no tori girl


A new chunky style piece - inside the two headed bird of folklore lives a little wood girl joining in the fun.

In an 1858 diary in Japan, a mysterious two headed bird was recorded, having one black head and one white - it foretold of a cholera outbreak and offered protection from the disease. At the start of the COVID 19 pandemic, the curator of a museum in Yamanashi prefecture, Japan, where the bird was said to have appeared, shared a picture of the journal entry, and after many enquiries from businesses, allowed its use for commercial purposes.

Artist notes:
My pieces are painted in a naïve and simple style, with visible brush strokes and differing paint consistencies. It is important to note that these dolls are made from real wood which will have naturally occurring markings and grain, and sometimes there will be small amount of bleeding along the grain, or knots, which is to be expected when using untreated wood - please make sure you consult the pictures carefully before purchasing. Finished in a top coat of matt acrylic.

Round turned wood shapes are altered and hand painted by me, a British artist, exploring patterns and scenes encountered by me on my travels and in daily life.

Total 14.5cm high with girl inside.
Please note: THIS IS NOT A TOY and should be kept out of the reach of children.