Sunday, January 11, 2009

Kokeshi dolls

I started sketching ideas for these little cuties before I knew what they were. It seems they are an ancient tradition in Japan, being reinterpreted by modern sensibilities like many other cool Japanese crafts and visual motifs.Kokeshi Designs has a nice historical overview, as does the Wikipedia entry.

Meanwhile on Etsy, Temple 7e sells his turned and painted ones. I think my favorite might be the Boba Fett.

My friend Kat, also sells a sweet, tiny version called Shakespeare people in her Etsy store, Kats-in-the-Belfry.

1 comment:

Yve said...

I absolutely LOVE these! :o)