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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: Sunkissed
- Size: 40cm/16"
- Hair: Dark Blonde/Mohair Weft Wig
Adele is one of Ciao Bimba's Mini Darling dolls which are made from the finest materials and take the longest time to make.
Adele loves to bake cakes and so it's perfectly suitable for her dress to be the beautiful Liberty print called 'High Tea'. She has a little gnome and together they wish to invite you for afternoon tea?
Adele is a wonderful cloth doll inspired by the Waldorf pedagogy whose teaching is 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.
Adele has been hand made from natural materials that are safe for children. Her the skin is made from the finest jersey fabric sourced from Switzerland, and her particular complexion has a glowing sunkissed look. The wool filling for Adele comes from local farmers in Bulgaria. The Mini Darlng dolls' hair is a mohair weft wig crocheted and then stitched into place on the doll's head.
Adele is firm but cannot stand alone, so best find her a comfy chair or a doll stand if you wish to display her. We think she's irresistable though, and won't be put down!
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 a child to develop its imagination as it plays.
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 Adele comes with her little gnome, also made in the Waldorf style. Originally the Darling dolls were made taller and without toys. However, it was found that children managed best with the 40cm size - and loved the toys - so the Darling dolls have become Mini Darling dolls with their own toys.
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+
EU Toys Safety Directive Age Warning Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision Brand Ciao Bimba Doll Artist No Best For Age 3-4 years, 5-7 years Ethnicity White Doll Type Soft body dolls, Waldorf dolls (Cloth) Eyes Embroidered, Fixed, Blue Hair Blonde, Wig Child Doll Size 39-44cm Themes Spring & Easter Name CIao Bimba 40cm Dolls Gotz Size No Baby Doll Size No
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