AFRICAN TODDLER "MASSAI MARA"
from Julieta sculpted by Ping Lau / No COA- Open Edition
Serie: Embracing the difference
My sweet girl takes her name from the Massai Mara nature reserve located in south-western Kenya. This territory takes its name from the Masai tribe that inhabits it and from the Mara River that crosses it.
Africa is a land of fascinating tribes with ancient cultures. The mythical Massai tribe arouses great admiration for their customs, organization and their way of life in nature.
One of the activities that provides them with sustenance is the elaboration of precious handcrafted beads whose production technique is passed down from generation to generation. That is why I have adorned my little girl Massai Mara with an original necklace in vibrant colors, as vivid and beautiful as Africa.
In the Masai culture these beads are a symbol of social status in the tribe and one of their fascinating secrets are the messages that hide their colors: red is courage and strength; blue condenses sky and water; green is nature; orange is hospitality; white is purity; the yellow the benefits of the sun and the harvests and the black represents the people and the difficulties they must endure.
Please keep in mind that my art dolls are not toys so are not suitable for children. Massai Mara is an unique and unrepeatable piece and has to be handle with care.
Massai Mara is painted with Geneis Heat Paints. I apply many fine layer of paint to give the skintone depth and realism. I always work for the best and natural result in my AA, ethnic and albino babies. Massai Mara is delicatly painted complexion with slight mottling, wet areas, capillaires, rash, birth marks, little scratch, cute moles, hypopigmentation pinky skin spots, nevus, hand painted flaky skin effect, Gentle dirt effect on the sole of the feet by walking barefoot... 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.
- Hypopigmentation skin disorders: laborious work of glazes and contrast to build the multiple layers of transition between the different skin tones.
Pityriasis Alba and early vitiligo
- Beauty moles
- Gentle dirt effect on the sole of the feet by walking barefoot
- Tribal bodypainting: The body painting is inspired by the African tribes. I chose very basic geometric figures of great beauty for their simplicity and their irregular and childish points. These details are sealed, resealed and more than sealed but I still recommend taking care of these areas because they are raised motifs.
Shaved head effect hand painted with tribal motif rooted on the top of the head with quality Afro human hair.
High quality Afro human hair rooted to add an african tribal styling detail in the top of the head. Note that human afro hair is much thicker and rebellious in its curvatures than mohair so when I root afro heads, the needles used are thicker than the 46 gauge that I normaly use.
Eyelashes: Curly silk mohair
Eyes: Special Hyperrealistic African Resin Eyes, unique handmade, just custom for her
Cute tribal belt handmade with original fur and cute strips
Cute African outfit
Amazing original Massai Collar
Receiving melpha wrap
Extra outfit or shoes by my election
Latidos Reborn Care Instruction
Latidos Reborn Birth Certificate
*Props, blankets, frican rag doll, tribe arch, wraps, toys... you see in the photos are NOT included.
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 in this crazy weather season. from sunny to cloudy, to show the changes of Massai Mara´s skin tones, skin optic painted effects and her volumes.
* I usually include scent wafers smell in the cloth body so if you have any type of allergy you need notify it to me for take it off. The same if you have any problem with magnets.
Skin tone: Massai tribe
Weight: about 10lb 5oz Lenght: 27´´
Full arms and Legs
Hair: Shaved head effect hand painted with tribal motif rooted on the top of her head with quality Afro human hair
Eyelashes: Curly silk mohair Fabric body just custom made to fit her Special Hypereealistic African Resin Eyes. Unique, Handmade just custom for her
Natural appearance manicure
Tono de piel: Tribu Massai
Peso aprox: 4,8 Kg
Medida: 69 cm
Brazos y piernas completos
Conector para la cabeza
Pieza de cuello
Pelo: efecto rasurado pintado,y detalle de pelo afro natural enraizado.
Pestañas: Curly silk mohair
Cuerpo de tela hecho especialmente para ella
Ojos africanos hiperrealistas realizados artesanalmente en resina. Únicos, creados especialmente para ella.
Manicura de apariencia natural