Krampus hanji+wood ornament

  • Krampus hanji+wood ornament

Each Krampus ornament is an original hand-cut hanji paper collage on a 3-3.5" round of wood, with a hand-rolled hanji cord attached for hanging. The designs are done by free-hand and made to order by Merle. So each one will be very similar but not necessarily identical to the pictured ornament though the same materials and general design will be replicated. The collage is secured with matte medium and sprayed with archival quality varnish before being shipped priority mail.
Merle combines the Germanic figure of Krampus, sort of the shadow counterpart to Santa Claus, who is charged with dealing with naughty children, with hanji, a Korean handmade mulberry paper, to reflect these elements of their heritage.