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More Information About This Item
- Brand: Ciao Bimba
- Collection: Mini Darling 40cm
- Face type: Needle Felted
- Eye type: Blue/Embroidered
- Skin colour: Sun kissed
- Size: 40cm/16"
- Hair: Brown/Mohair Weft Wig
*This doll is not in stock, and will take 10-14 days to order in.
Maya is a Ciao Bimba Mini Darlng doll who is absolutely superb. She's inspired by the Waldorf pedagogy which believes that through sensory play a child becomes more imaginative and even perceptive. The child develops those senses its experiencing, building the neurological pathways associated with each one. Children find sensory play therapeutic and even soothing.
Maya has been made from natural materials that are safe for children. Her skin is the finest jersey fabric skin sourced from Switzerland, and her wool filling is sourced directly from local farmers who wash and card the wool themselves. The Mini Darlng dolls' hair is a mohair weft wig and the yarn comes from the UK.
Maya is firm but does not stand up on her own. Her head is sculpted using needle felting techniques which is how doll artists manage to create such a darling face. Waldorf dolls have mostly neutral faces so that a child can project its emotions on to the doll, so the doll might be happy or sad; laughing or crying. It's so important for children to develop their imagination as they play.
The dolls are made by a trained team of doll makers at the Ciao Bimba workshop in Bulgaria's capital. The design is very special as it has been created by Waldorf doll artist, Maria Asenova.
The Mini Darling doll Maya comes with her own sweet friend also made in the Waldorf style. It was found that children managed best with the 40cm size so we've had Maya made as a Mini Darling, perfect to hold and cuddle.
The dress that Maya is wearing is made from Liberty fabric in Betsy Liberty print.
Why does it matter what exact materials are used? It matters to parents and grandparents to know that the doll that their child will cuddle up with at night is made from the finest natural materials. For those parents whose children have allergies, natural toys are especially important.
For more about Ciao Bimba Waldorf style dolls take a look at the articles on our blog here.
Ciao Bimba dolls are suitable for age 3+
Certified Age Ages 3+ Brand Ciao Bimba Doll Artist No Best For Age 3-4 years, 5-7 years Ethnicity White Doll Height 39-44cm Doll Size CIao Bimba 40-46cm Dolls Gotz Size No Generic Size N/A
Order Value under £100 IS £3.75 : 4-5 day service, but this is often 48 hours.
Order Value of £100+ : FREE UK SHIPPING
Express delivery UK is £6.75 : 1-2 day service, but this is often next day, except for pre-Christmas which begins 15th November. Please allow extra time.
Your order will be processed as quickly as possible, usually the same or following business day. Collections are made by Royal Mail, UK Mail, DPD and DHL from our warehouse at approximately 1pm each working day. Please remember we need to have time to pack your parcel, and we pack orders in order of order placement. Our full delivery information can be found here
Please order any items you would like on the website and the shipping cost will be calculated based on the weight of the goods in your basket at checkout. Delivery charges will be stated clearly and prominently on the checkout page before you place your order. Delivery charges do not include customs or import dutuies for which the customer is separately responsible.
The shipping services we commonly use for sending parcels overseas are Royal Mail, DPD and DHL. We also have a slower bulky service for large international orders.
PLEASE NOTE, THAT THE BELOW TIMETABLE IS ACCURATE FOR MOST OF THE YEAR, AND FOR THE PRE-CHRISTMAS PERIOD IT IS NECESSARY TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME.
WE RECOMMEND AT LEAST ANOTHER 5-7 BUSINESS DAYS.
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