(This is the second listing of two for a custom Orthodox priest doll with an epitrachelion.)
This is a one-of-a-kind, Orthodox priest doll. He is dressed in a black cassock and Greek kalimavkion, wears a gold crocheted pectoral cross, and carries a small gold crocheted censer.
His head and body are constructed in the Waldorf style (filled and sculpted with tightly wound 100% wool batting). The face and hands are covered with blush-colored cotton knit (especially manufactured for making dolls). His body is black cotton knit. His grey hair and beard were crocheted with brushable mohair yarn and stitched in place. His hair also includes individually knitted longer strands of hair. It may be combed gently with a small comb.
His cassock is made from black wool-blend fabric used for making full-size cassocks. It is removable and closes in the front with two patches of Velcro. His pectoral cross is crocheted from gold thread and stiffened with no-fray solution.
His kalimavkion is made from layers of extra-thick black felt and stitched, not glued.
The miniature censer was crocheted from gold thread over a foam form. A small loop of black elastic is sewn to the top of the censer so it may be fitted over the doll’s hand or wrist. Nine tiny gold bells are incorporated in the chains.
With him comes an epitrachelion made from white/gold liturgical fabric, lined with white satin, and trimmed with a variety of gold ribbon and trim. Buttons on the epitrachelion are simulated using gold jewelry findings.
Height: 17.5 inches without kalimavkion
**Not intended for unsupervised play by children under age 4. Caution: small parts**
Care: I recommend spot cleaning the doll itself as needed, and hand-washing if absolutely necessary. Soak in cool water using a small amount of gentle detergent or baby wash. Gently squeeze out excess water; do not wring or scrub. Lay on a towel to dry for one or more days depending on humidity. There are several good sites online giving explicit directions for cleaning Waldorf dolls and I recommend consulting them if you feel you need to wash him.
The clothing and vestments should likewise be handwashed only. Lay flat or hang to dry. Do not use bleach or heat. Careful ironing as needed.