Katie's Dolls

Katie's Dolls

Monday, June 4, 2012

Meet Tashi--Tibetan inspired doll




 It's been a while since I posted but I've finally finished a doll.  She was supposed to be finished for the May Indy Cloth Doll joint meeting with the Cincy doll club but life (golf and family) got in the way.   But she is finally done.  I up-cycled several items for this doll.   The head is a sculpt that I did last winter from an on line class...now it has a body.  The inspiration came from some Tibetan jewelry that was given to me.   My friend wanted me to use it on a doll but the jewelry was so big that I had to de-contruct it to make it work.   I reassembled it to use on the costume.   I searched the internet for pictures of Tibetan Costumes for my inspiration.  I took some artistic license but stayed pretty close to the culture. The fur trim on the collar, sleeve and hem was salvaged from some vintage fur pieces that I have been collecting over the years.  Her over-skirt is constructed from brocaded ribbons.   Her hat started life on a Asian inspired pillow.  The name Tashi means "prosperity" in the Tibetan language.