The Art of Paper Dolls

This week our Zibbet promotional team is promoting Haruna MarieHaruna Marie is a husband and wife team that enjoys creating their unique art project pieces together. On their creative list of  art projects you’ll find origami. Seeing the origami cranes featured in their Zibbet shop brought back memories of my son, who use to spend hours upon hours folding paper into cool pieces of paper art.

Origami, from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper” (kami changes to gami due to rendaku) is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s.

I love art that dates back in history and continues to be practiced and treasured in modern day.

An excerpt from Haruna Marie Zibbet profile:

Haruna Marie is about creating one of a kind, unique pieces. What we love most about making these treasures is the little details that makes each one special. Whether it is capturing something magical in a landscape photograph, the lace trim on a sewing project or the embellishments on a paper doll, each piece is inspired and handmade with love.

We are a husband and wife team and make our pieces together. This gives an added depth to the creative process as we bounce ideas off each other and work together. We are a bilingual and bi-cultural family. Cards with Kanji are written by a native Japanese speaker who has had calligraphy training. Japanese paper dolls and origami are made with an emphasis on authenticity using paper imported form Japan.

I invite you to visit Haruna Marie and see this creative team’s handcrafted art for yourself. I promise you won’t be disappointed. 🙂 My favorites are the Paper Dolls!

Japanese Paper Doll

Give the gift of gratitude. Handwritten Japanese Thank you card with detachable gift of Japanese paper doll

Japanese Paper Crane Earrings

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One Response to The Art of Paper Dolls

  1. A great blog for a lovely shop!

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