This 16 inch Santos figure is a paper mache composite painted in teal blue, with skin-tone stockings and dark shoes. Her hair is formed and painted in a dark brown, and has the very unusual feature of her hair being in a loose bun. Her face is painted in fair skin tones, with rosy cheeks and very delicately carved and painted eyes.
Fashioned after the antique European Santos, they are carefully hand crafted. To make the hand painted doll unique, the craftsmen distress it; picking & choosing from a range of faux aging techniques. Variations occur with each handcrafted piece, particularly when being 'antiqued'. This is character, not a flaw, and is intended to make each Santos uniquely beautiful.
All photos are from our studio collection. Your doll will be very, very similar to the lady shown. Please keep in mind that the arm motion-/posture-capacity of your doll may differ slightly (i.e. be more, less, or similar to that of) from the depicted Santos.