Père Noél on Antique Donkey
One of a kind spun cotton figure. Hand sculpted paper clay head. Hand-dyed cotton batting and vintage trims.
This Père Noél (French for Father Christmas) rides astride an antique donkey. The donkey is covered with a light dusting of fur and has stick legs and is of a very heavy composition material. He has a wool coverlet saddle with suede cinch.
Father Christmas has suede boots, a wool beard and wool scarf and mittens. He holds a bridle of antique metallic trim and Dresden rosettes. His packs which are made of thick paper are filled with mini antique toys: celluloid reindeer, tinsel, bell, Erzgebirge soldier and horse, tree with stars, wreath and charm. I've handcrafted a few toys as well: tiny doll, brown bear, wood house, rabbit, candy cane and Christmas package.
Please note: nothing is glued to the donkey to maintain the integrity of this antique. The Father Christmas, saddle, packs and bridle are secured but removable.
7" long x 9" tall x 6" wide.