Woodblock Print Stuffed Bird - Bull-headed Shrike
The rustic and charming bull-headed shrike (mozu) is woodblock printed on cotton and stuffed with rice husk. The rice husk gives a perfect amount of volume and firmness to bring the expertly shaped and printed creature to life.
The bird is native to Asia and feeds on insects, small crustaceans and amphibians. It is know to impale its preys on sharp objects such as thorns or pointed twigs. The stuffed bird features a pair of frogs on the belly, some of its favorite foods. A red tag on the string says mozu on one side and "hand printed woodblock by Shinkougei" on the other. It gives a nice accent to any bird lover's room; it also works as a Christmas tree ornament.
- 100% cotton
- Stuffed with rice husk
- 6” (L) x 1⅝" (W) x 3⅛" (H)
- Each piece is hand made and size and color vary slightly
- This is an ornamental toy and not suitable for very young children
- Made in Japan
Who Makes It
Founded in 1972 in Hida Takayama, Shinkougei is a craft workshop that specializes in creating various types of craftwork using woodblock print techniques.