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'Bao Springdance' is a 10" La De Da' Panda Artisan Bear. 'Bao' means Precious in Chinese. Her legs/feet are a modified hockey stick design, long arms that hang gracefully and tight to her sides and somewhat of a concave chest to resemble a long loved bear whose stuffing is a bit worn from many hugs. She is created in a matted, sparse, cream and black mohair. She has been treated and hand tinted in shades of gray and moss green then blended for a watercolor effect around the eyes and for an aged, vintage appeal throughout the body. She is very well loved, plucked, weathered and worn to look like a bear from yester-year. Center seam head design. Her face has been needle sculpted to create a slightly upturned nose and petite defined chin. She is stuffed with poly, copper shot (belly) and lavender buds, imported from Provence, France. I am adding lavender to all of my bears for a distinct signature element and to enhance the "hug" experience with a gentle, therapeutic natural scent. Squeezing the buds helps release the scent....it is very mild. She is a lovely weight, just under one pound.
She has an embroidered nose and painted mouth and eye detail. Her arms and legs are thread jointed and her head is wobble jointed for movement making her nod more for a shy, "pick me up" appeal. She wears a wonderful bit of lovely textured celadon green leaf ribbon with a Chinese vintage picture charm/frame of a pretty young girl for a bit of la de da' flair. She can not stand on her own but can be propped.
All of my designs are one of kind, no two bears are alike. From my heart to your hand....I hope the La De Da' Bears bring you a smile.
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