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)
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)
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)