Blue Moon Santos Doll, OOAK
This is another of Linda’s takes on Santos dolls. Santos dolls were used as shrines hundreds of years ago expecially in Spain, France and Italy when people didn’t live near churches… and presently they are very big in home decor as are rhinestone encrusted crowns. People would load the doll with medals, crowns, anything they considered sacred.
This little sweetie has a sandy blonde wispy mohair wig and Victorian blue blown glass eyes.
The vinyl for this new series was produced in Germany and the dolls are put together here in the United States. Linda Michel puts together the bodies, paints them, completes the dolls and then dresses and accessorizes them in her Florida studio.
This Santos Baby is wearing a dress of cotton tea-stain batiste with delicate antique lace detailing (circa early 1900’s) and metal angel wings.
Her accessories are a paper mache moon and stars (handmade in her Florida studio), all the jewelry shown below (on the doll) and a beautiful crown.