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ALEXEI (REALISTIC BLACK BEAR)
This gorgeous big bear is made from Schulte black mohair with a 30mm pile mohair with a pile length suitable for big bears is a perennial problem for us so it was great to find enough of this fabric to make an edition. Black bears tend to have a paler coloured muzzle and Jean has given Aleksei 25mm dense taupe inserts to his nose and inner ears, that she has then trimmed, shaped, and subtlyly air brushed around the nose, eyes and ear tips to blend the two fabrics together. Aleksei has a double neck joint plus joints in each wrist in addition to the usual one at each hip and shoulder. He is firmly stuffed with a combination of wood wool and polyester and his body contains a growler; his eyes are black glass surrounded by lifelike eyelids and the 3D polymer pads on dark brown ultrasuede have been needle sculpted to give them greater definition. The final result is stunning he is a magnificent big black bear!
Stands 26in (66cm), Sits 18in (45cm)
Limited edition of 6
 

2007



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