Three Wise Kings

Indian-made leather camels are a common sight in the Middle East. They lend themselves well to the creation of Biblically-inspired characters. For years I’ve dreamed  of making the 3 wise  kings and here they are. Camels are 12 inches tall, the figurine adds an additional 6-7 inches. Each camel  required a handmade seat which would allow easy  figurine removal. Each camel cover is unique with silks, trims, fabric, beaded material, and jewelry.  The kings’ heads, hands and feet/boots are sculpted from polymer clay over a wire armature including the fingers.

Balthasar’s King  hair is  soft steel wool. His silk head turban includes a wolf’s head. He holds a golden container which is an upcycled woman’s ring.   (SOLD)

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King Caspar’s hair and beard are lamb’s wool. His red jacket fabric is vintage. The collar is made from a Turkish carpet/ page holder. He  holds an oriental-style pendant/container. His headpiece is a silk covered Styrofoam ring with beads. (SOLD)

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King Melchior’s hair and beard are made from  goat’s hair. His crown is a combination of an earring and pendant.  The container in his hands is a pendant. (SOLD)

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Author: expattraveldolls

I am a doll artist who creates one of a kind dolls and figurines. I love to make my favorite character, Santa Claus , St. Nick, Father Christmas and old men. I also enjoy representing women from diverse cultures.

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