Ciao Bimba Waldorf Mini Darling Child Doll Julia, 40cm

Ciao Bimba Waldorf Mini Darling Child Doll Julia, 40cm
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  • Brand: Ciao Bimba

  • Collection: Mini Darling 40cm

  • Face type: Needle Felted

  • Eye type: Brown/Embroidered

  • Skin colour: Sunkissed

  • Size: 40cm/16"

  • Hair: Brown/Mohair Weft Wig


Julia is one of Ciao Bimba's Mini Darling dolls which are made from the finest materials and takes one skilled person a minimum of 12 hours to make.

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  • Brand: Ciao Bimba
  • Collection: Mini Darling 40cm
  • Face type: Needle Felted
  • Eye type: Brown/Embroidered
  • Skin colour: Sunkissed
  • Size: 40cm/16"
  • Hair: Brown/Mohair Weft Wig

Julia is one of Ciao Bimba's Mini Darling dolls which are made from the finest materials and takes one skilled person a minimum of 12 hours to make.

She's a 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 during play, building the neurological pathways associated with each one. Children find sensory play therapeutic and even soothing.

As a Ciao Bimba Mini Darling Julia is no ordinary cloth doll though. She has been made by fine materials, for example, her skin is a golden sunkissed colour made from the finest jersey fabric that has to be imported from Switzerland, for the talented craftsmakers in Bulgaria to give your Waldorf Julia doll her radiant complexion. Her hair is a mohair weft wig crocheted and then stitched into place on her head, and her filling is Bulgarian wool sourced from farmers known to Ciao Bimba.

Julia knitted her own dress with the skill she learned from her grandma. She's very proud of it! She wears it over the top of a Liberty fabric dress that we think would make a pretty nightshirt if worn alone. 

Julia has been made from natural materials that are safe for children.  

While Julia is firm but cuddly, she cannot stand alone, so if  you can bear to stop cuddling her and want to look pretty on display, best to prepare with a doll chair, bed or doll stand. Julia's 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 Julia comes with her own sweet gnome friend, also made in the Waldorf style. She carries her gnome in her messenger bag.

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+    

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Additional Information

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, Brown
Hair Brown, 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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Costa Rica

Gibraltar

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WE RECOMMEND AT LEAST ANOTHER 5-7 BUSINESS DAYS.

  

DELIVERY COSTS - INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS  
EUROPE: 3-6 WORKING DAYS REST OF WORLD: 5-13 WORKING DAYS AIR: 3-5 DAYS
LOCATION: PRICES FROM:  TYPICAL ECONOMY PARCEL: AIR EXPRESS PRICE:
    (based on shipping a 50cm Gotz Happy Kidz doll)
AUSTRALIA 14 £22 £38
AUSTRIA £13 £21 £28
BELGIUM £10 £12  
BELARUS £18 £25 £36
BRAZIL £16 £16  
BULGARIA £14 £22 £29
CANADA £12 £18 £32
COSTA RICA £17 £17
CROATIA £14 £17
CZECH £12 £18 £28
DENMARK £10 £12 £27
ESTONIA £13 £18  
FINLAND £12 £18 £27
FRANCE £6 £6  
GERMANY £6 £6  
GREECE £12 £36  
GUERNSEY* £4 £18  
HONG KONG £12 £19 £33
HUNGARY £12 £15 £22
IRELAND £13 £16  
ISLE OF MAN* £4 £18  
ISRAEL £19 £30 £38
ITALY £13 £22 £27
JAPAN £16 £26 £36
JERSEY* £4 £18  
KAZAKHSTAN £19 £30 £38
LATVIA £12 £20 £28
LITHUANIA £12 £20 £28
LUXEMBOURG £14 £14  
MALTA £15 £20 £28
MALAYSIA £16 £21 £36
NETHERLANDS £6 £6  
NEW ZEALAND 14 22 £45
NORWAY £10 £16 £32
PHILIPPINES £15 £15
POLAND £12 £18 £28
PORTUGAL £12 £20 £28
QUATAR N/A N/A £45
ROMANIA £11 £22 £28
RUSSIA £13 £21  
SAUDI ARABIA N/A N/A £45
SINGAPORE £12 £23 £36
SOUTH AFRICA £22 £22
SOUTH KOREA £16 £17 £33
SPAIN £12 £18 £28
SLOVAKIA £14 £17 £28
SLOVENIA £14 £17 £28
SWEDEN £14 £16 £30
SWITZERLAND £14 £15 £32
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES N/A N/A £36
UKRAINE £12 £26
USA £12 £20 £27

* Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey are NOT UK for the purposes of shipping fees. 

Do not select UK, select Isle of Man, Guernsey or Jersey as appropriate so that correct tax treatment and shipping costs are applied.

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