Frida y Diego - Wood Kokeshi art dolls by Danita
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are one of the most famous couples in the 20th century Mexican art scene. Their love for each other is legendary.
I recently visited their homes in Mexico city and after I came back to the studio I decided to make them as Kokeshi dolls.
They are hand painted on a wooden peg, each little doll measures approx. 2.5 Inches tall and their faces and clothes were painted by me, Danita.
Diego and Frida hace a brush on their hands, and paint and palette on the other, and they live on a tiny replica of their blue house (La casa azul) where they lived in Coyoacan, Mexico.
You can use the house as a prop when you display them on your favorite glass case, or maybe on your shelf or desk, and when you need to store them, their house can be used as a hand painted container.