TANZANIA´S CREATIVE PROCESS


ALBINO AFRICAN REBORN BABY "TANZANIA" from LI sculpted by Priscila Lopes.

Ltd Ed  COA 195 / 1500           



TANZANIA is an african albino reborn baby girl belonging to my art dolls serie “Embracing the difference”


I have choosen this significative name becouse in places like Tanzania, the challenges for people born with albinism are unimaginable.

There is an African superstition that albino people are not truly human,  many believe that they are demons or ghosts, that albinos are inmortal and their bodies contain magic healing properties. Local superstitions and traditions provoke attacks on people with albinism, whose limbs and body parts are sold for witchcraft practices with the belief that brings luck and sucess. All these made that clients are willing to pay high prices for albino body parts. Albino are so valuable, that even exhume buried bodies whenever an albino dies. Bounty hunters kill, mutilate and selling albino body parts to make rich, without remorse.

It is difficult to imagine how anyone could be so cruel to a child.Hundreds of Tanzania children have suffered mutilations and are waiting for prosthetics donated from overseas charity organizations.

































The destiny of  african albino children  is condenated to discrimination, segregation, poverty, persecution, kidnapped, raped, AIDS, mutilation for profit and even death.  Life as albino in some countries of Africa is terrifying, desolate.


Added to this dramatic situation are the health problems caused by albinism that condition their lives becouse their bodies do not produce melanin and their skin have no pigmentation and no natural protection from the sun. African albinos typically form skin tumors on their faces and necks that can become massive and leads to an early death if they dont receive a proper medical treatment.

In adition, african albino people  suffer poor eyesight and many of them are nearly blind. This makes difficult for them to receive a good education to escape poverty in the future.



TANZANIA´s  DESCRIPTION

















Please keep in mind that Tanzania is not a toy. My art dolls are not suitable for childrens and have to be handle with care


PAINTING:

Tanzania   is  a delicate whitterfly painted with Genesis Heat Paints. I always work for the best and natural result in my ethnic and albino babies. My angelic Tanzania is delicatly painted complexion with slight mottling, capillaries, translucent veining, birth marks, rash, capillaires, beauty moles,  scratches, wet areas...  And every details has been shaded and bright places. The finish is a varnish protection and a texture medium to increase real skin appearence.   A complex set of nuances that print realism to her skin. Her nostrils have been shaded.


Painting Effects:

* Birth effect of upper front teeth

* Hyperpigmentation 

- Café au lait  skin macules

- 3D painted effect congenital pigmented nevus

* Beauty Moles

- Freckles mottling  several areas specially on the scalp to print realism and volumes.

Freckels and moles have been work in different layers, color, volumes, shapes stages of birth and growth to build a 3D ilussion


GENDER FEMALE TUMMY PLATE:

I created a cute and strong front tummy plate from a full torso. In this way it has more realistic volumes and strengh necesary for this baby size. The most of the time, the standar tummy plates for 23 inches babies  are very flimsy and it cracked during baking, even if you protect and reinforce them. So in this case I opted to cut a full torso to get the front part and I really love its volumes and proportion.       


HAIR: 3D handpainted afro albino hair worked in laborious several layers, tones, shapes, density to recreate the growth of baby afro hair contrasting thicker and sparce areas to print a funny shaven hair effect.


EYELASHES:  Top quality Susan Nagel mohair and double sealed.


EYEBROWS: hand painted


FILLING:

Tanzania has been weighted with high-quality and non-toxic materials:  glass beads, polly pellet and premium silicone fiber fill. I only use high quality products to create my babies.


MAGNETS:

Tanzania  has strong magnets so please keep away from heart pacemakers and electronic equipment. I can remove the magnet if needed.

1 magnet in the head to decorate with magnetic ornaments

1 magnet in the mouth for magnetic pacifier

 

COMING HOME:


* African Custom handmade   Romper

*      Stunning   marine blue and fucsia gown & headband

* Cute harem pant and funny hat

*     1 Pair fake earrings

* l Extra headband 

* 1 Magnetic Pacifier

*  2 Magnetic hair ornaments

* Diaper

* Elegant receiving spanish shawl

* Latidos Reborn Care Instruction

* Latidos Reborn Birth Certificate

* COA 195 / 1500


*NOTE THAT PROPS IN THE PHOTOS ARE NOT INCLUDED -   (Nest, berber wrap and headband, feathers, decoration, wraps, fur blanket, bib,toys...)


My babies are reborn at the seaside and they all are painted and photographed with natural light. Coloring wraps and props  can project different nuances in the skin tone but this is the idea: to show to my clients how  my skin tone adapt to the different lighting and colors.   Also coloring and brightness can vary depending on the screen of your personal computer.

This photos have been taken in a variety of natural lighting conditions and different days (from sunny to cloudy) to show the changes  of  Tanzania´s  skin tones and her volumes. 


*   I always use scent wafers so if you have any type of allergy you need notify to take it off. Also if you have any problem with magnets.












Skin tone: African Albino   

  Weight: 7lb approx.                                                                               

Lenght: 23´´                                                 

Full arms and Legs

Fabric body                                                                                          

Customizated Gender female tummy plate

Painting: Genesis

Afro Albino Hair 3D Handpainted

Eyelashes: mohair Susan Nagel                                                                                                                                                                     

Eyebrows: hand painted 

Eyes:  Lauscha mouth blown glass eyes                                                                                           

Magnets: 1 mouth +1 head 

Natural appearance manicura   

                                     


Tono de piel: Albina Africana 

Peso aprox:  3,200 Kg                                                 

Medida: 58 cm

Brazos y Piernas completos

Cuerpo de tela

Placa delantera sexada niña customizada

Pinturas: Génesis                                                                                       

Pelo albino afro pintado a mano

Pestañas: Mohair Susan Nagel

Cejas: pintadas

Ojos de cristal Lauscha soplados artesanalmente

Imanes: 1 Boca + 1 Cabeza

Manicura de apariencia natural

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