Artist Recreates Popular Characters as Japanese Kokeshi Dolls

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Japanese Kokeshi dolls are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and head with painted lines to define the face. These dolls were originally made during the middle of the Edo period (1600-1868).

To celebrate this ancient craft, Becky Kemp of Sketch.Inc has created a collection of Kokeshi dolls modeled after famous characters. She opted to retain the doll’s main characteristics when creating her modern version of Kokeshi – including an oversized head, stylized face and straightforward silhouette.

The wooden dolls are almost 6 inches tall, perfect for any setting, from office desk to a dollhouse. To know more about Kemp’s creations, you may check her Instagram account.

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Sundays 👉Do not disturb 😼

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The Amazing …🕷+ 🙃

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Happy Birthday Frida ❤️🌸

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Tony Stark vs Steve Rogers

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall….🍎

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Maleficent 🐉🖤

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On a work bench far far away …✨

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