[This is the second of two listings for a custom order. A deposit has already been placed.]
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This is a one-of-a-kind, custom-made, Coptic Orthodox priest doll. He is dressed in a black cassock and hat, wears silver-frame glasses, has a silver crocheted pectoral cross, and carries a small silver crocheted censer.
His head and body are constructed in the Waldorf style (filled and sculpted with tightly wound 100% wool batting). The face and upper body are made of tan cotton knit (especially manufactured for making dolls) and his lower body is made of black cotton knit (to take the place of trousers). His beard and hair were crocheted With grey 100% wool yarn and stitched in place. The beard was hand-knotted using three different colors of wool yarn.
His removable Coptic-style hat is tightly crocheted using black acrylic yarn. His pectoral cross is crocheted from silver thread and is removable. His cassock is made of the same cotton knit fabric as his lower body. There is a pocket on the right chest with a small cross stitched on it. It is removable and closes in the front with two patches of Velcro. His glasses were handmade using 16 gauge steel wire and the ends of the earpieces were covered with hot glue.
The miniature censer was crocheted from silver thread over a wool-wrapped wooden 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. Six tiny silver bells were stitched to the chains. The cross, censer, and glasses may be removed and put away for a time if there is a concern about a young child choking on them.
Care: While the cassock is of cotton and completely washable, I recommend spot cleaning the doll itself as needed, and hand-washing if absolutely necessary. Soak in cool water using a 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.
Dimensions: 13 inches tall