Craig Galentine aka kokeshi_clan is an artist that has been creating his own custom toys for nearly a decade. Although he occasionally customizes vinyl toys, he prefers to paint on wood, in the form of 4″ kokeshi dolls which produced by himself.
All of his kokeshi dolls are painted by hand with acrylic paint, many characters of hi own design but he gets also inspiration from culture.
Four new Ninja Kokeshi dolls are now available on his webstore, the Temple7e.etsy.com.
You can tell only by looking that these characters are made with extreme passion and dedication, the smooth lines in the wood make them very appealing giving almost a “zen” feeling to the viewer;
“Known as the Tree Frog because they’re said to “stick to the trees”. They dress in browns and greens and move about the concrete jungle on their missions unseen.”
Available both in “male” and “female” versions, they stand Approx4 1/4″ tall X 2″ wide ( 11 cm tall X 5cm ).
Made of two pieces of birch wood, connected at the neck by a dowel, allowing for movement of the head from side to side.
Hand painted, numbered and signed, this is a limited edition of 10 pieces. Each comes with a custom shipping tube and a button, extra points there for presentation. Beautiful packaging!
“The True Blue Crew. as they are known, is a mysterious 7E sect made up of top Temple7e initiates. Only those whom have proved their ability, skill and loyalty are initiated into the TBC and entrusted to carry out the most important of missions. Dark and mysterious, the true meaning behind the TBC is deep and complex. All will be revealed in time.”
Available also both in “male” and “female” version.
They come with matching package as well, a limited edition of 25 pieces;
Every figure is already available at Temple7e.etsy.com, so get there like a ninja and add some wood to your collection.