This is a one-of-a-kind, custom Syrian Orthodox hieromonk doll, designed from provided photographs. He is dressed in a black cassock and wears an eskimo and cross. He comes with a full set of vestments, a vestment wrap, and a miniature replica of a Leica camera.
His head and body are constructed in the Waldorf style (filled and sculpted with tightly wound and felted 100% wool batting). The face and hands are covered with tan-colored cotton knit (especially manufactured for making dolls). His body is black cotton knit. His brunette hair and beard were crocheted with brushable mohair yarn and stitched in place. It may be combed gently with a small comb. He wears a manufactured set of glasses.
His cassock is made from black wool-blend fabric used for making full-size cassocks. It is removable and closes at the neck with two buttons and at the waist with a button and tab.
His eskimo is made from black knit and is embroidered in white in a traditional style.
His vestments are made from sage-green liturgical damask lined with dark teal satin. They are trimmed with a variety of trims: woven galloon, gold lace, etc. They include a phayno, hamnikho, zenoro, zende, and msone. He also has a white lace kutino made with a two-button placket and collar. He carries a miniature gold crocheted censer with six tiny bells. The doll can “hold” it using an elastic loop attached to the top.
The doll has his own miniature Leica camera, copied from photos provided. It as made of balsa wood, mat board, ribbon, wire, buttons, a small cylindrical plastic container, and a variety of other small objects. Details were painted with acrylic.
The doll and all of his clothing and accessories are original designs. A metal doll stand is included.
Height: 18 inches
**Not intended for unsupervised play by children under age 4. The camera is delicate and intended for display. 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 should likewise be hand-washed. Lay flat or hang to dry. Do not use bleach. Careful ironing as needed using a pressing cloth.