Hortense - 17" Witch Return to Witch Gallery

Hortense the Gardening Witch
Hortense is an avid gardener. For apparently very little "toil and trouble", her garden is the best in Ringebu Kingdom. Scores of dragonflies, butterflies, and bees dart about, drawn by the colorful tapestry and beautiful aroma. On some days Hortense can be found idly strolling about her garden. Other times might find her busily collecting herbs for a special potion. A kind and generous neighbor, she loves to share her plants -- but not her gardening secrets!

Hortense - the Gardening Witch
Price $350

Hortense stands 17 inches tall from the heels of her boots to the tip of her hat. Hortense wears a yarn-dyed cotton skirt and blouse. Her boots are black ultrasuede, laced up from the toe to the ankle. Her lined vest is olive cotton velveteen, laced up the front, and decorated with small hand embroidered flowers. An olive ultrasuede hat with a brown hatband and a brown cotton velveteen cape complete her outfit.

Hortense's body is black organic cotton filled with glass pellets and organic cotton; joints have been sewn at the knees and hips, as she is designed to sit, but she comes with a wooden stand as well as a small wired backrest, for sitting.

Hortense's face is bamboo felt over a clay "bone structure", and she has wired bamboo felt hands and arms. Hortense's eyes are blue German glass and she has natural flax hair. Her eyebrows and smile are hand embroidered.

Around her neck Hortense wears a pewter spider pendant. Hortense is ready for a day of gardening, holding her woven hemp bag, decorated with beads, and packed with her essentials (like flower seeds!). She carries a broom.

(The exact Hortense available is shown in the photograph. We use no molds for their faces, making each one truly one-of-a-kind. Hortense, and all her accessories (with exception of her pewter spider charm) , are made in our workshop. She is signed by the artists. Please click here for a supersize photo of Hortense.)

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