Clay Whistle - Magpie

$ 33.00 USD

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This clay bird whistle is a modern example of a fading Japanese folk art from Saga Prefecture. Each piece is made from a unique type of clay specific to the Saga area and sports a humorous expression. When used, they produce a simple and soothing tone that is said to remind one of home. Choose your favorite design - pigeon, magpie, or lark - and make a new friend for life.

Please note: These whistles are handmade and may not look exactly as pictured. Likewise, the larger sizes produce a lower tone and no two will be pitched exactly the same. They do not function as bird calls.

About Ozaki Dolls
Ozaki Dolls are made in the Osaki district in Kanzaki, Saga Prefecture, and are a type of folk art with a history dating back over 700 years. These earthenware figurines are shaped from local clay and formed into a whistle before being dried and fired in handmade kilns. Finally, they are brightly colored with iwa enogu, or Japanese mineral pigment, to create eye-catching designs.

Materials: Clay
Dimensions:
Small: 2" W x 5.1" D x 3.5" H
Medium: 2.35" W x 7.1" D x 4.15" H
Large: 1.6" W x 3.15" D x 2.35" H
Care: Rinse sparingly with warm water. Do not leave submerged.
Saga, Japan