Slavic Rusalkas presented in this gallery are porcelain Ball Jointed Dolls 12″. Their size is very unique and they feature many details throughout small porcelain body parts. Only four rusalka sisters were created. Each is distintive and one of a kind.
Slavic Rusalkas are hand-made double jointed dolls, which are 12” (30cm) tall. They have a fully articulated body consisting of 19 parts. This form is considered by the artist as the best combination of aesthetics and freedom of movement of the doll, which mimics a wide range of human movements.
Dolls are made using the finest and snow white translucent porcelain (the porcelain is completely resistant to UV radiation). They are painted with permanent china colors: delicate and detailed face, detailed tiny hands and fingers, feet toes. Their body had been polished and blushed. Every joint of the dolls has been equipped with durable leather lining for smoother rotation. The dolls’ parts are connected with industrial steel springs mechanism for extraordinary movement and posing.
Rusalkas have one of a kind, soft removable natural silk wigs. Magnetic wigs can be brushed, while a little magnet discreetly snaps and holds the hair in place. The Rusalkas clothing and accessories are all hand made, original and removable. The accessories are made with cultured pearls, grenade stones, and amethysts. Each doll has its own wooden box, hand-finished individually with a protective foam insert which looks like a bed.
The dolls will last for many years provided reasonable care is taken while cleaning and the doll itself is protected from water. Please note that these dolls are not toys and are for decorative or collection purposes only.