**RESERVED for Elise P.**
This is a one-of-a-kind, Orthodox acolyte doll. He is dressed in regular clothing, wears a gold sticharion over them, and carries a crocheted candle. You will not find another one like him anywhere.
His head and body were constructed in the Waldorf style (filled and sculpted with tightly wound 100% wool batting). His skin was crafted from tan-colored cotton knit (especially manufactured for doll-making). Delicate freckles are scattered across his nose and cheeks. His hair was crocheted with auburn brushable mohair yarn and stitched in place. It may be restyled or combed gently with a small comb. He wears glasses made from very stiff wire (you will have trouble bending them out of shape, although it’s not impossible). The earpieces are tipped with glue to cover the sharp ends.
His short-sleeved t-shirt, shorts, and socks were sewn from cream-colored cotton knit. His pants were sewn from fine-wale burgundy corduroy with an elastic waist. His shoes were crocheted using black wool yarn. Waxed laces were threaded through the stitches and tie in a bow.
His cross was crocheted from black cotton yarn. The sliding knots make it very adjustable as you can see from the pictures.
His acolyte robe was sewn using gold liturgical fabric and trimmed with various gold ribbons and trims. It closes at the neck with a functional gold button. A cross in gold ribbon is stitched to the upper back. Every effort has gone into making it look authentic.
He carries a candle crocheted with white cotton yarn. There is a doubled wire running through the inside and into the crocheted “flame” to stiffen it. The wire ends are completely and safely concealed. The body of the candle is stuffed with wool, just like the doll. Elastic loops are attached to either side of the candle so the doll can carry it in procession.
All of the clothing, the candle, and the doll were made from my original patterns.
Care: 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. The clothing with the exception of the sticharion can all be machine washed but I highly recommend using a lingerie bag to avoid losing small pieces. The candle should be hand-washed if necessary and hung or laid flat to dry. The sticharion should likewise be hand-washed and hung or laid flat to dry.
Dimensions: 16 inches tall