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These are Avatar-themed kokeshi dolls. They are ~2 inches tall and are made of wood and then hand-painted with care.

On sale at Anime North, May 23-25, 2008 in the Artist Alley. Look for these, cute fruit pins, tOFU comics and Zelda doujinshi. See you there!


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Kokeshi (小芥子 ), are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face.

Traditional Kokeshi (Dento) dolls shapes and patterns became particular to a certain area.

Creative Kokeshi (Shingata) allow the artist complete freedom in terms of shape, design and color and were developed after World War II (1945). They are not particular to a specific region of Japan and generally creative Kokeshi artists are found in the cities.
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flowergirl1234 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
are they for sale? and if they are for sale can i trade you for your aang and katara and saka ?
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LizzLuvAnime Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Soo cute, wat bout naruto kokeshi dolls?
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An-die-Freude Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
They're so. Cute. Their little expressions! Zuko's sad face is my favorite. I absolutely love these.
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dawn-of-time-1996 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
this is so cute.
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MEGAkataangfan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008   Traditional Artist
100% cuteness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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amigurumi Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
Thanks so much!! :3
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Kanamai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
May I ask where you got the blank dolls from?
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amigurumi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
I made them myself with dowels and wooden parts from a hardware store. I think I saw some blank dolls at a craft store as well, but decided they weren't the right proportions for me so I had to make my own. ^^;
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amigurumi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
These will also be on sale at Otakuthon, July 26-27 in Montreal. I am also taking mail order, so email me at heather (at) heatherchan (dot) com if you are interested.

Note: I may not be able to answer you until after I get backf rom Otakuthon.
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Didly-The-Ninja Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
awwwwwwwwwwwwww :love: i want a zuzu one! ah well, i shouldve went >.<''

BUT THEYRE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :excited: :faint:
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Elklark-Empire Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Student Digital Artist
This is adorable! It's also akwardly hilarious as well! ^-^ =D
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Cristophine Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This has to be the best thing I bought at the convention. My friends and I bought the whole set!
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Unfortunately Aang is missing from this shot.

We were dressed as Avatar cosplays (Katara, Toph, Sokka and Zuko) and I believe you got a photo of us each holding our character (w/ our extra friend holding Aang). ^_^
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amigurumi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Oh hi! I remember you guys! Thanks so much, I'm so glad you like them!! :3
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Di---Chan Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Professional Filmographer
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my friend and I each got one, love them they're so adorable....
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amigurumi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
The picture of you two is so adorable too! :3 Glad to hear you like them so much. Enjoy! :3
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Welchtect Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Why is everything you do adorable?
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Did you hand make these? O_O
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amigurumi Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Yes! It's a lot of work, but SO worth it for the cuteness. :3
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Dang! They all look so professional! Nice job, seriously.
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UnconsciousRoute Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
*gaaaaasp*!!!!! Cuteness!!! I'm sooo visiting your table! ^__^
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amigurumi Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Please do! Can't wait to see you!
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Lafein Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwww :heart:
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