|Kneeling figure of a Japanese woman in traditional dress.
Height: 12 in. (30 cm)
An original design made from hand-dyed silk. Dressed in a vintage silk kimono and obi.
Body with a wire armature in the hands and arms.
The masks are made from Paperclay.
Sorry, she's been sold but if you'd like something like her, contact me.
|The first in a series of figures which recall Japanese folk tales about foxes and fox spirits.
In Japanese legends, the fox (kitsune) is a shape shifter who delights in playing tricks on humans. One of its favorite transformations is into a beautiful woman.
Transformation was inspired by a wood block print, Yoshitoshi's The Fox-Woman Leaving Her Child , which in turn was inspired by this Japanese folk tale:
Transformation shows the moment when Kuzu-no-ha, still in human form, is about to change back into a fox. She sits contemplating what she is about to do.