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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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kanumbra Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   Writer
hehehe she is so cute :D
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Christina2202 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
adorable!!!
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nati Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's too adorable I really should commission you a Kirin :heart:
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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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nati Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist 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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nerptune Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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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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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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