Asheville, NC (PRWEB) July 7, 2005
Standing 2 to 3 inches tall and handmade using just one continuous piece of string, the 16 members of The String Doll GangÂ are one cute force to be reckoned with. And unlike mass produced items, no two are exactly alike.
Each character comes with his or her own name, accessories, and attitude. For example, Monster Man, despite the screws in his head, wears a big heart on his chest. Captain Bad the pirate is another favorite with his peg leg, hoop earring, eye patch, and hook. (http://www.kamibashi.com)
How you use your string doll is entirely up to you. Suitable as a keychain, bag charm, fashion accessory or holiday ornament, the String Doll GangÂ members are as versatile as they are unique.
ÂTheyÂre irresistible pick-up items because they make the customers smile,Â said Sophie Truong, Product Development Manager and Buyer for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. ÂThey each have a personality of their own,Â she remarked, adding, ÂThey make you think of some of Yoshitomo NaraÂs characters - cute and evil at the same time.Â
Launched by Kamibashi Asian Art and Textiles at the National Stationery Show in New York this May, the String Doll GangÂ garnered a lot of attention in their first public appearance. ÂBuyers of all ages and from all different kinds of stores loved them,Â said Kamibashi founder Kristen Daniels.
Daniels discovered the characters while on a buying trip in Thailand earlier this year and immediately secured an exclusive contract with the trio who invented them when they were university students. ÂEvery doll is skillfully made. ThereÂs no frame or anything underneath Â just string,Â she said. ÂEach one is a little piece of art.Â
To meet the whole gang visit http://www.kamibashi.com, or Booth 2326 at the California Gift Show in Los Angeles July 22-25. For more information contact Kristen Daniels at 828-683-7994.
About Kamibashi Asian Art and Textiles
Kamibashi is an online retail and wholesale store that specializes in bringing eclectic, contemporary Asian art and the traditional weavings of Southeast Asia to the U.S. market. The company was started in 2004 while founder Kristen Daniels and her husband Chris Daniels were living and teaching English at a university in Kyoto, Japan. After retiring from teaching in March of 2005, the pair moved to Asheville, NC and are running Kamibashi full-time.