MASSAI MARA CREATIVE´s PROCESS

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.

















 


PAINTING:

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.


Painting Effects:


- Hypopigmentation skin disorders: laborious work of glazes and contrast to build the multiple layers of transition  between the different skin tones.

            Nevoid Hypopigmantation

            Pityriasis Alba and early vitiligo

            Atypical Nevi


- 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.


Hair:

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          


 

NO MAGNETS


COMING HOME

Cute  tribal belt handmade with original fur and cute strips

Cute African outfit

Amazing original Massai Collar

Hair Ornament

Receiving melpha wrap

Extra outfit or shoes by my election

Diaper

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

Head Connector

Shoulder plate

Painting: Genesis                                                           

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

Pinturas: Genesis

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


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