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Kay Bojesen SHEPHERDESS Figurine

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The shepherdess looks completely adventurous in Kay Bojesen's interpretation with gilded shoes, a hat with gold details and a shepherd's staff - exactly as she is described in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales. Her heart-shaped mouth emphasizes her sweetness and innocence. In itself, she is beautiful and graceful, and in the company of the Chimney Sweep, they become as a couple a symbol of love and togetherness. In the fairy tale about the Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweeper, the Ancient Chinese will force the Shepherdess to marry the Tree Devil.

Kay Bojesen and HC Andersen had a lot in common. Each of them was based on the strong narrative, and each one was ahead of their time. They created a new way of communicating and telling, and with their imaginative universes and original creativity, they were quickly loved by young and old - and still are.

The shepherdess is turned in FSC-certified beech wood and is made in the high craftsmanship quality that characterizes the wooden figures from Kay Bojesen.

Material Painted beech

 Width 9.5 cm  Height 20 cm  Depth 10 cm

Kay Bojesen
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Kay Bojesen

Kay Bojesen is one of the big Danish designers. He was able to turn wood into original stories like no other. He had a knack for bringing the wood to life. Or as he put it: “Making the line smile”. And the lines certainly smile in each of the Wooden Animals – which have all become iconic.

Kay Bojesen
About the brand

Kay Bojesen was a Danish silversmith and designer known for his iconic wooden figurines and toys. His designs are characterized by their simple, clean lines, craftsmanship, and a touch of whimsy. Here are some key aspects and notable designs associated with Kay Bojesen:

  1. Wooden Figurines: Kay Bojesen is best known for his wooden figurines, which have become timeless classics. These include the wooden monkey, the wooden elephant, the wooden bear, and the wooden songbird. These figurines are characterized by their smooth, rounded forms and playful expressions. They are loved for their charm and ability to bring joy to both children and adults.
  2. Craftsmanship: Kay Bojesen was dedicated to craftsmanship and quality. His wooden figurines were meticulously handcrafted, often from high-quality woods such as oak or teak. The attention to detail and the use of natural materials contribute to the longevity and enduring appeal of his designs.
  3. Function and Playfulness: While Kay Bojesen's designs have a playful and whimsical aesthetic, they are also functional. Many of his figurines can be posed and moved, encouraging imaginative play. They are not only decorative objects but also interactive toys that engage the user.
  4. Expansion of Design Range: In addition to the iconic wooden figurines, Kay Bojesen designed other wooden objects and homeware items. This includes kitchen utensils, cutlery, tableware, and even jewellery. These designs showcase his ability to combine form and function in various contexts.
  5. Legacy: Kay Bojesen's designs have gained international recognition and have become highly collectible. Today, his creations are still produced by the Danish design company Rosendahl, which continues to honor his legacy by maintaining the original design and craftsmanship.

Kay Bojesen's designs have a timeless and playful quality that appeals to people of all ages. His wooden figurines have become cherished collectibles and are often passed down through generations.

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