This is my first Folksy Friday ever! Hopefully it will be an ongoing thing that I remember to do. This week I was inspired by Japanese seasonal motifs from kimono prints. For early Autumn, around September and October these include deer, fireworks, persimmon, gingko, maple, chrysanthemum and orchids. I thought I’d base each Folksy Friday throughout autumn on a single motif, and go for all styles rather than just Japanese style. As deer are a more of a late summer motif I thought I’d start here.
There seems to be a big range in the way deer are used as a motif on Folksy from super cute kawaii , through whimsical to a more sturdy or even noble feel. This selection represents what I feel are the best and most original use of deer motifs on the site! I’ve also tried to represent items across a range of budgets.
Making this collection reminded me of the Japanese kimono trend ‘mori (woodland or forest) girl’. I think many of the jewellry and accesories form this set would be a perfect complement to a mori girl outfit and I would really like to try the style for a blog post in future!
Stag Cameo Cushion Cover by Pure of Hart http://www.folksy.com/items/1628601
Pink Deer Necklace by Heroine Industries http://www.folksy.com/items/1659237
Fawn Greeting Card by Sally Boyle http://www.folksy.com/items/2319889
Wooden Stag Brooch by twiggd http://www.folksy.com/items/1768565
Deerfolk Card by Champignons http://www.folksy.com/items/2340149
Fawn Felt Brooch by Kaela Mills http://www.folksy.com/items/2210545
‘STAG’ Cushion by Kelly & Jenkins http://www.folksy.com/items/2295677
Illustration Print by Lucy’s Happy Place http://www.folksy.com/items/2075209
Stag Brooch by Alexis Southam Jewellery http://www.folksy.com/items/2249925