SALAM



AFRICAN ALBINO REBORN BABY "SALAM" from Devyn sculpted by Lorna Miller

Ltd Ed COA 99/500


SALAM is an african albino baby boy belonging to my art dolls serie “Embracing the difference”


The challenges for people born with albinism in some countries of Africa 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 ofafrican albino 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 Africa is terrifying, desolate.




































Please keep in mind that my art dolls are not toys. Salam is not suitable for childrens and has to be handle with care.


















PAINTING:

Salam   is  an african albino reborn baby painted with Genesis Heat Paints. I always work for the best and natural result in my ethnic and albino babies. Sweet Salam is delicatly painted complexion with slight mottling, capillaries, translucent veining, birth marks, rash,freckels worked on several layers, beauty moles, nevus, nostrils shaded, 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 his skin. .


Painting Effects:

- Strategic Flaky skin effect hand painted: palm of the hand, sole of the feet and face.

- Pinky Hypopigmentation.

- Strategic 3D painted effect congenital pigmented nevus.

- Beauty moles. - Freckles worked in different layers, sizes, colors, volumes and shapes stage of birth and growth to build 3d illusion.


HETEROCHROMIA IRIDIUM: two different colored eyes that provide a captivating and exotic appearance. Salam has German Lauscha Glass Eyes: Right eye in green color / Left eye in blue color


HAIR: 3D afro albino hair handpainted effect worked in several layers, tones, shadows and density to recreate from the growth afro hair baby to contract thicker and sparce areas to print a funny hair effect.


EYELASHES:  Top quality Susan Nagel mohair double sealed.


EYEBROWS: 3D handpainted


FILLING:

Salam 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:

Salam has 1 strong magnet in the mouth for  magnetic pacifier so please keep away from heart pacemakers and electronic equipment. I can remove the magnet if needed.


COMING HOME: 

*  Black african set: vest and harem pants

*  Cute sea fishes set: body and short

* Extra set by my election

* Magnetic Pacifier

* Diaper

* Receiving wrap 

* Latidos Reborn Care Instruction

* Latidos Reborn Birth Certificate

* COA  99/500


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


My babies are reborn at the seaside and they all are painted and photographed with natural light. 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  Salam´s  skin tones and his volumes. 


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












Skin tone: African Albino               

Weight: 7lb approx.                                                                      Lenght: 21´´                                               

Full arms and Legs

Fabric body                                                   

Painting: Genesis                                                           

Hair: 3D handpainted.                 

Eyelashes: Top quality Susan Nagel mohair

Eyebrows: handpainted                                               

Magnets: 1 mouth                                     

Natural appearance manicura

Heterochromia Iridium: two different colored eyes in German Lauscha glass (Right eye in green color / Left eye in blue color 

                                   




Tono de piel: Albino africano

Peso aprox:  3 Kg                                                 

Medida: 53 cm

Brazos y Piernas completos

Cuerpo de tela

Pinturas: Génesis                                                                        Pelo Afro: Pintado a Mano

Pestañas: Susan Nagel mohair

Cejas: Pintadas 3D

Imanes: 1 Boca 

Manicura de apariencia natural

Heterocromía Iridium: ojos de diferente color en cristal alemán Lauscha (Ojo derecho en color verde / Ojo izquierdo en color azul)

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