not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse......(love my Tasha Tudor illustrated book, The Night Before Christmas.)
|Ximraan (which means celebration)|
|Ximraan and his compadres|
Ximraan is the final one in this series of Father Christmas dolls. (Lol...since when have I ever planned a series of anything? Things just happen around here!) I am not saying another Christmas doll won't show up; one might, but his hair and beard will definitely not be of curly Cotswold sheep's wool, although I do love the stuff. It just seems like three of these wooly faces are enough...a finished set, I think.
This clay over cloth doll is 13 1/2 inches tall and is able to stand alone because of an internal wire armature. His coat is made from over-dyed wool, lined in a flannel print, and trimmed in sheep shearling. Ximraan is definitely ready, along with his compadres, Legend and Raphael, for a wild midnight's ride come Christmas eve. "Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!"