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Posted in review by burnthesebones on 04/06/2009

Aoi Kotsuhiroi

I was recently introduced to the stunning, atmospheric works of Aoi Kotsuhiroi…I’ll let the images do the talking.




These creations are painstakingly constructed out of materials such as human hair, semi-precious stones, lacquer, and “pit-fired porcelain”.

Clearly, these correspond well with the resurgence of hair used as adornment, whether on clothes or accessories. These bring to mind Victorian mourning jewelry.

Please take a look at the website for more pieces, as well as some gorgeous photography.

**All images courtesy of Aoi Kotsuhiroi

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  1. raych said, on 04/06/2009 at 10:36 PM

    Man, thanks for sharing. You have a sick blog and awesome taste!

  2. Sarah A. said, on 04/07/2009 at 9:56 AM

    I stumbled upon these a few weeks ago and they do not cease to amaze me.
    The bracelet with the crystals on either side of a skull…perfect.

  3. ella said, on 04/07/2009 at 11:35 AM

    gorgeous. thank you for posting. i’ve e-mailed her about commissioning a piece.

  4. marika said, on 04/07/2009 at 3:01 PM

    what incredible inspiration. i’ve been listening to so much late 70s goth/prog/psych and this totally syncs up. the varying textures/shades of the skulls are so beautiful.

  5. Hannah said, on 04/08/2009 at 11:58 AM

    These are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  6. burnthesebones said, on 04/08/2009 at 3:27 PM


    I’m so glad to hear that! Hope you’ll share the end product with us 🙂

  7. sharon said, on 04/09/2009 at 2:36 AM

    so grotesque, so good.

  8. Allie said, on 04/09/2009 at 1:34 PM

    These are amazing, thanks for sharing them! I love how very voo-doo they are.

    Care to exchange links? http://missmaterialist.blogspot.com

  9. OAK williamsburg said, on 04/09/2009 at 8:34 PM


  10. la chauve souris (the bat) said, on 04/19/2009 at 2:28 PM

    so cool pieces!! thanks for this article! they are freakin insane

    la chauve-souris

  11. maude said, on 05/15/2009 at 10:04 PM

    these are truly beautiful and amazing!! everything about them.. something so wild and precious

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