Ceramic plates & chopstick rests in the shape of Japanese Kokeshi dolls are the latest items from textile designers Kata Kata to be available from Hands On Workshop, online retailer of Japanese hand crafted goods.
Kata Kata is the brand created by two textile designers Takeshi Matsunaga and Chie Takai, based in Tokyo. Their “naïve” style for representing animals and characters is the hallmark of their distinctive printed textiles.
Classiky, sellers of homewares with a quirky, fun aesthetic, worked with Kata Kata to create a ceramics range. The Kokeshi dolls are transformed into a series of ceramic bean plates and chopstick rests dishes maintaining their naïve, hand-drawn style.
The ceramics are hand printed using the traditional copperplate technique, so the print is not perfect, but that just adds to it’s charm.
Plates – $14.50 AUD each (4 styles)
Chopstick rests – $7.50 AUD each ( 4 styles)
If not used as bean plates, they can adapt to be jewellery collection plates or spoon rests for the chopstick rests.
Hands On Workshop is now stocking the Kokeshi series from Kata Kata in it’s online store, which ships directly from Japan all around the world.
“We started selling the Kata Kata animals ceramics and our customers loved them! We managed to get some of these very cute Kokeshi dolls before they sold out. They really add a bit of fun to your table and home” said Nicole McCarthy, owner of Hands On Workshop.
“The cute graphics make the dishes a lovely gift for your Japan–o–phile friends” said McCarthy.
* Kokeshi Dolls are handmade wooden dolls made from one piece of wood, with their faces and clothing painted on. Unlike most other types of dolls, Kokeshi Dolls don’t have defined hands, legs and feet, and instead resemble a very minimalistic structure. They are instantly recognisable as a ‘cute’ Japanese doll.
Source: Hands On Workshop