Ruth Asawa Limited Edition Collector's Item

Ruth Asawa was a Japanese-American sculptor born in 1926 in California. She first started drawing during her 18 month stay at an internment camp in Arkansas during WWII. In the 60's, her career gained traction as she was commissioned to design numerous public fountains in San Fransisco, even becoming known as "The Fountain Lady." Asawa was committed to the betterment and expansion of art education and co-founded the Alvarado Arts Workshop for children. She is remembered for her incredible life and her devotion to helping children learn art and that is why she is in our AAPI Spotlight! This doll is limited edition. 

Hand-chiseled from Urapán wood on an electric lathe, these classic wooden peg dolls are finished with USA-made non-toxic water-based paints. Each doll is unique and safe for little hands. We design our dolls in our Brooklyn studio and work with artisans in Bogotá, Colombia to help us reproduce our designs. Our carpenter uses sustainably-harvested trees; when one tree is used, two are planted. Our team includes Goose Grease-trained craftsmen and craftswomen, from Bogotá to Brooklyn, and each doll is carefully hand-drawn and hand-painted from start to finish. 

INCLUDES One Doll, Size 3.5"

    $ 40.00