Folken II’s new unique shape was inspired by the look of a stair post. In 2014, Folken designers began thinking about new shapes to relaunch the Folken brand with, and they sought after a shape that would harmonize playability with an artistic aesthetic. After a long time with no good ideas for a new shape, the designers found inspiration in an unusual place, a stairway. Upon viewing the wood craftsmanship and beauty of the stair post our designer thought “How can I incorporate this into a kendama?” His plan came to fruition and the Folken II was born.
The Target pattern design was created by Parker Yu and matched with color-fade paint, in order to help with tracking, as well as to create a beautiful tama. Is the paint sticky? You know it!
The new Folken II’s are hand painted by Parker, and will be very limited with each batch. Once a color is gone it’s gone!