Young Woman Blowing a Glass Pipe Wooden Collage Art Kit
Kitagawa Utamaro Japanese woodblock print handicraft set
Among the many Japanese artists who made ukiyo-e woodblock prints, none is more famous for painting beautiful women than Kitagawa Utamaro, who lived in Edo (the old name for Tokyo) in the mid-to-late 18th century. One of these portraits, Young Woman Blowing a Glass Pipe, is particularly interesting because it shows a woman holding to her mouth an odd-shaped item like a small funnel. This item was called a poppin (or popen) and was used as a toy noisemaker. The Young Woman Blowing a Glass Pipe Wooden Collage Art Kit lets you recreate Utamaro's iconic image using a rather unusual material: wood!
The Young Woman Blowing a Glass Pipe Wooden Collage Art Kit is a set of thin veneers of natural Japanese wood (cedar, cypress, cherry, and zelkova) in various hues. Each veneer is printed with pieces of Utamaro's portrait, so you can cut and glue them together (glue and tools aren't included but all you need is a precision cutter, scissors, and tweezers). Create a beautiful A5, 148 x 210 mm (5.8 x 8.3")-sized reproduction of Utamaro's masterpiece and give your home a special Japanese touch!
Specs and Features:
- Dimensions (completed): A5, 148 x 210 mm (5.8 x 8.3")
- Time needed to complete: approx. 5 hours
- Materials: Japanese cedar, Japanese cypress, Japanese hop-hornbeam, Japanese horse chestnut, yellow cedar, pine, cherry, zelkova, cardboard
- Tools needed: precision cutter, scissors, tweezers, glue
- Basic 288 x 349 mm (11.3 x 13.7") wooden frame included