Runa - Nisse (Norwegian Elf)

For seating, Runa comes with a felt-covered wire back rest. This allows her to sit upright on shelves, without having to lean on anything.

We use no molds for our figures - each face is handsculpted, one at a time, which means each face is different. This is what makes each handmade doll unique. While the faces of the men elf dolls do vary a little, the faces and the hair of the lady dolls vary greatly from doll to doll, so each lady doll's face is photographed individually.

Runa lives in a small house in the forest, surrounded by hemlocks. An old forest, those same hemlocks sheltered her ancestors hundreds and hundreds of years before her.

Runa is wearing an olive corduroy skirt, and a woven blouse of colorgrown organic cotton; colorgrown means that no dyes are used - the cotton grows in the USA already in this beautiful shade of cream. She has a cotton apron patterned with small flowers, and trimmed with organic cotton lace from Slovenia, and an organic cotton sash. She wears a linen shawl. She has beige cotton velveteen legs, and is covered with handstitched patches. She wears an olive cotton velveteen hat, topped with an organic cotton yarn tassel.

From one arm Runa holds her tote, made from yarn-dyed cotton flannel, and trimmed with organic cotton yarn and braid, small glass beads and a hemlock cone. (It's fun to note that the delicate hand-dyed braid used in the tote is made in South Carolina with an antique braiding machine and 13 strands of organic cotton yarn). Her tote is filled with Maine balsam. (Please note that all natural materials such as cones, bark or sticks, are high-heat dried prior to use)

Runa is 14" tall (12" when seated), as measured from the top of her head (not the top of her hat) to the bottom of her boots.

Runa's face is hand sculpted using felt over clay. Her eyes are handblown/handpainted German glass. Her hair is made from natural flax fiber. She is stuffed with a combination of recycled glass pellets and organic cotton stuffing. Her arms are wired. All of our dolls are 100% vegan.


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Runa 1

Runa 2

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Dolls are shipped within 2 business days, unless otherwise specified with the doll.

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