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Monday, April 4, 2011

String Doll Gang

It’s taken every ounce of willpower not to buy every one of these!

I’ve just discovered these – though perhaps those of you with girls in the family have probably heard of or seen these String Doll Gang figurines.

They’re made from string – each figure is wound, twisted, looped and wrapped in one continuous piece of string, handmade in Thailand. They company behind this cuteness is Kamibashi, owned by an American couple who used to teach English in Thailand. They maintain Fair Trade practices and the artisans who make the String Doll Gang is based in rural farming villages in Northern Thailand. You can read about The Making of a New String Doll Character.

Each doll has a fabric tag that states their power, for example, Gigi the Giant Panda’s tag reminds you to not squander our precious natural resources.

The dolls are $10.00 each on Kamibashi’s website.

5 Responses to “String Doll Gang”

  1. These are so adorable! And for $10, I am thankful for not owing a Barbie ;)

  2. Asianmommy — 4/4/11 @ 10:04 pm

    How cute!! I love the Dorothy one.

  3. Esther — 4/7/11 @ 1:18 am

    I have one of them! They are sooo cute, but they don’t seem to be that popular here? I never see them in stores; I got mine from Taiwan.

  4. Pam Capone — 4/7/11 @ 11:34 am

    I have one he is a little monster that hangs out in my car. I call him our Guardian Angel. :)

  5. I wanna figure out how to make those in big sizes. They are way too cute to be that small. They have that “loved” stuffed animal quirkiness. You want to hug them. Seriously. Well, I do, at least.

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