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Announcement    Welcome! Message me if you'd like a custom order. Production 2-3 weeks. Thank you.


Last updated on Apr 22, 2022

Welcome! Message me if you'd like a custom order. Production 2-3 weeks. Thank you.



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Andre Lee Bassuet

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Andre Lee Bassuet


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About AndreLeeBassuet

Sales 1,583
On Etsy since 2011

The best gifts are handmade.

I love the art of books because they are accessible and intimate. Life, nature, colors, patterns and travels give me inspiration for my designs. These days it's my little girl who lets me see things with fresh eyes. Usually I get an idea while we are sketching together and we work on our projects side by side.

I'm originally from Brooklyn, New York but I spent several years in Japan studying the art of papermaking and graduated with a Masters of Fine Art at Osaka University of Art. Kowai kuma (scary bear) is a nickname I had while in Japan because I loved to hibernate in the winter like a bear and I would get kowai without food, sleep or art.

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Shop members

  • Andre Lee Bassuet

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am an artist member of the Center for Book Arts in New York and have exhibited as a bookartist in New York, Florida, Seattle, Osaka and Shanghai.

  • Arielle

    Shipping Assistant

    Arielle loves to help out her mom by picking up the invoices from the printer, labeling the packaging and dropping off the shipments in the big blue box.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to kowaikuma!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
All sales are final for customized items. Be sure to be specific about your expectations for customized work. But if there is any reason that you, as a customer, are not completely satisfied, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will do my best to clear up any problems.
Paypal and direct credit card.
USPS standard shipping within 1-2 business days of receiving cleared payment for ready to made items. Custom orders are made within the production time indicated. For international shipping, all customs fees, import duties, VAT, are all the responsibility of the customer because I cannot control delivery once it leaves the U.S.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions, please let me know.