I must share this email I just received!
I am very happy that “Fernando” arrived home safely
and now enjoying time with his lovely “Fleurette”
Fernando & Fleurette are the epitome of a courtly Renaissance
couple. Their exquisitely carved faces which are truly a work of art,
along with their amazingly detailed costumes of period fabrics
transports one to a lost era of brilliance
Sonia you don't make dolls you create Magic !
Amazing 25 in. tall hand-carved wooden doll.
"Fernando" is my representation of a young nobleman
of the 15th Century.
Love the Spanish Renaissance fashion !!
The women's and men's clothing in this period enjoyed
a wide range of colors....Fernando's clothing is exquisite.
I have posted many pictures for you to enjoy not only the beauty of this doll, but these early textiles and all
of the details of his outfit and accessories.
DOUBLET: Ottoman, Early 19th c.
CLOAK: Beautiful Silk embroidery with chenille and metallic threads, France, 1750's.
Beautiful embroidered silk hose, kept in place by garters.
SLASHED BREECHES: 18th c. silk and copper embroidery
Close-up picture of Fernando's fully lined Doublet
Lovely English mohair wig and black pupil-less glass eyes,
dating back to late 19th c.