This is a one of a kind (OOAK) textile collectible heirloom doll. Her name is Mariella . Please note she is not a play doll and is not intended for kids.
Mariella is around 14″ tall and was created in a smoke-free pet-friendly home. As said above, she is made from quality cotton fabric and covered with cotton knit(made in America🇺🇸 specifically for dolls) which makes her feel very pleasant to the touch.
Her head is sewn, needle sculpted, needle felted and then covered with knit fabric. You can turn it left or right for cute pictures.
She is stuffed firmly with premium quality fiber fill and cedar wood shavings. She also has some glass beads inside which gives her some weight and makes her feel more real in your arms(she is heavy-ish!).
Her fingers have wire inside which shapes them nicely.
Her elbows and knees have wood ball joints. I especially love knee ball joints as they let her sit on the table or shelf looking cute and lively! Note ,Mariella is meant to be seated and can’t stand on her own. Her limbs don’t hold the pose even though they bend well(they meant to be ‘floppy’)
Mariella’s body and face are blushed with artist grade soft pastels and pencil pastels. They are then fixed with the same artist grade fixative and archival UV acrylic spray varnish.
Her eyes are painted with quality acrylic paint and then covered with archival varnish.
Her hair is made of mohair locks. I glued them lock by lock to the handmade wig base(20 hours just right there!). She has a lot of silky,very soft hair and it is just beautiful
The outfit looks neat not only on outside but the inside as well. The sweater is knitted with soft baby merino wool yarn with permanently attached beautiful trim.The pants are sewn from cotton. The clothes are removable.
Mariella’s shoes are also handmade from genuine suede. They are tiny and cute and are handsewn.
Mariella is an art doll and is not washable so please handle her gently
The doll will come in a personalized box with certificate of authenticity and my signature.
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