Kind of a continuing theme from the Giraffe Kirin painting [link]
I made for my twin's birthday. This is also a gift to her, and a side project for me to relieve stress.
I've been told that the word kirin also means giraffe in Japanese so I wanted to explore a giraffe unicorn creature. The colors are my sister's favorites and I thought they added to the magical element. In my research, I read that kirin have perfectly circular hooves, not cloven like a deer's or shaped like a giraffe's, so that's what I tried to do. The horn is completely my fabrication. I don't know what kirin's horns are supposed to be like. Probably antler-like?
Needle-felted wool over pipe cleaner with paper clay eyes, hooves, and horn. 8 in. tall, 4.5 in. long, and 2 in. wide.