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Ciao Bimba Waldorf Mini Darling Child Doll Nicky, 40cm

$247.87
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CIAO-NICKY
  • Brand: Ciao Bimba
  • Collection: Mini Darling 40cm
  • Face type: Needle Felted
  • Eye type: Brown/Embroidered
  • Skin colour: Fair
  • Size: 40cm/16"
  • Hair: Dark Blonde/Mohair Weft Wig

Nicky is one of Ciao Bimba's Mini Darling dolls which are made from the finest materials and take the longest to hand make.

Certified safe for age Ages 3+ Years
 

Product Specification

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

Nicky is one of Ciao Bimba's Mini Darling dolls which are made from the finest materials and take the longest to hand make.

Her speciality is knitting, and taught by her grandma, she treasures this hobby as they created so many memories together. Nicky has made her own knitted dress which she's very proud of! It's layered over the top of a Capel Liberty print dress with mini white flowers on a pale pink background. Nicky comes with her own pink gnome and bag.

More about Nicky: Nicky is a beautiful 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. All the materials used in making Nicky are safe for children.

Hers is the palest of skin colours and the skin layer is the finest jersey fabric. It's sourced from Switzerland, while the wool filling is sourced directly 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. 

Nicky is firm but cannot stand up on her own, so if you wish to display her (if you can stop cuddling her for a moment) you are best to buy a doll display stand as well. 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 Nicky comes with her own sweet gnome friend 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+    

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Alphabetical Ciao Bimba Waldorf Mini Darling Child Doll Nicky, 40cm
Brand Ciao Bimba
EU Certified Age Ages 3+ Years
Slim Vinyl Doll Size 16 Inch / 40 - 44cm
Fit CIao Bimba 40cm Dolls
Doll Ethnicity White/Caucasian
Hair Type & Colour Wig, Blonde
Eyes Embroidered, Fixed, Brown
Standing No
Doll Body Type/Material Cloth
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