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Jytte the Black Kirin by Magweno Jytte the Black Kirin by Magweno

This gentle kirin is a rare creature from Japanese mythology, said to bring peace and serenity to all who see her. Her name is Jytte. She likes strong coffee and sitting next to warm fires, she also has a bit of a fascination with skulls. Her favourite season is winter, especially mid-winter nights, where you can see all the stars in the sky and sometimes a shooting star if you’re lucky.

She is a mixed media art doll made to display proudly in your home. She has been made independently by me from start to finish in my garden studio in Scotland, and as such will have handmade and unique details. You can read more information via this link.

Want to know more about the process?

Jytte started life as a lump of wax based clay, which I sculpted and formed into the kirin you see before you. I then made a mould of these parts from silicone, and cast them in resin, using specialist equipment to ensure the casts are of the highest quality. Resin is a form of plastic and can withstand being dropped from quite a height, it is very sturdy. Each part is checked for defects, then painted with artists acrylics. They are then varnished with a mix of matt and gloss varnishes for protection against dust, knocks and drops.

Her body has been machine stitched from a smooth polyester fabric known as cuddlesoft. (I used to hand-stitch all my dolls but machine stitching takes a little less time and is also a stronger stitch.) Tail tuft and mane accents are 100% polyester, they are top quality fake fur. Her body is stuffed with polyester toy stuffing and weighted with steel shot.

A truly unique piece made by an independent Scottish artist, Jytte is highly collectable and I guarantee she will make your heart melt when you see her in person. 

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:iconkanumbra:
kanumbra Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   Writer
hehehe she is so cute :D
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AndreaNechita Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
adorable!!!
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:iconnati:
nati Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It's too adorable I really should commission you a Kirin :heart:
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
^_^ Any time! I usually have a listing up in my Etsy shop for custom kirins.
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:iconnati:
nati Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Just sent a note ;)
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Sutegosaurusu Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwwwwwwwwoh
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:iconnerptune:
nerptune Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconcatigma:
Catigma Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG! One of the cutest things i've ever seen!!:happybounce: Heart 
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:iconmaryshaa:
MaryShaa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student
Beautifully!
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ErebusElysium Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Looks like a Pooka. Cute :D
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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CMWyvern Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Quite possibly my favorite of your kirins!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh awesome, thank you! She's simple but pretty :)
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:iconminyassa:
Minyassa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just too freaking cute for words. <3
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe thank you!
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:iconchibelin:
chibelin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014   General Artist
it's real adorable! o-o
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:iconmythraill:
Mythraill Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Artist
daww its adorable!!!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconmythraill:
Mythraill Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Artist
no problem!
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:iconkaksanen:
kaksanen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If Only I had money ;o;
I mean even her description is like a match to my nature!

*dreamy sigh* ONE DAY, I will own one of these beauties ♥
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah hehe ^_^ Thank you!
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:iconshadira:
shadira Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i've already melted!!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe :love:
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:iconkaidi-lioness:
Kaidi-Lioness Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god....so...cute....X3
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:iconhdearman6:
hdearman6 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute :)
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconhdearman6:
hdearman6 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :)
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:iconchinomiko:
ChiNoMiko Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
I'd like to buy one if i could, they all look so adorable QvQ
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
^_^ They are really sweet in person!
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:iconchinomiko:
ChiNoMiko Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
well, illl see if one visits me by any chance someday x3
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:iconsilvolf:
Silvolf Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
She's adorable! I wish I had the money to buy her.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
awwh ^_^ Thank you! 
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:iconemmacreatures:
Emmacreatures Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
really beautiful magweno! you did it again <3
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D  Thank you
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:iconemmacreatures:
Emmacreatures Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
you are very welcome ^^
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Kitaronicus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist
omg CUTIE <3
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
^_^
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:iconskellri:
Skellri Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Gosh I wish I could afford to snatch her up (sadly I'll be moving soon)!! She's too pretty! ;v;
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
^_^ heh thanks anyways! Glad to hear you like her!
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:iconmonsterbunnii:
MonsterBunnii Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i want one , so bad >3<
bring it with me everywhere *flails*
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
^_^ awee thank you!
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:icongebrek:
gebrek Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
soo cute! I love the body shape on these little guys, and they're just too adorable for words :love:
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thanks very much!
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:icongebrek:
gebrek Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome C:
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un-do Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
The tiny feet and the large eyes!!! How you pose this, these little critters have had my eye for a LONG time!!! I'm so happy to have found you here too! Wonderful, wonderful wonderful work! 
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah thanks so much! :heart:
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:iconun-do:
un-do Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
You made the body pattern yourself?
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, everything is done completely by me. Concept sketches, sculpting, casting, pattern design, sewing, painting, photography, marketing… everything! ^_^
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un-do Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Goodness gracious.... a jack of all trades. I am completely blown away at your skill. I will have to continue to observe your work, it still utterly baffles my mind!
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Heh thanks very much :)
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