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WHEKENUI
by KATRINA BEVERIDGE
16.5 inches (42 centimeters)

       

Whekenui is the "last of the whalers".

This series of sailor bears have been inspired by my holiday to New Zealand in the Marlborough Sounds on Arapawa Island. These bears have been stitched with love at this beautiful peaceful place.

Whekenui is a limited edition, collectable artist bear.
He is all hand stitched in a long sparse light caramel/mid brown coloured mohair. Whekenui has embroidered claws stitched above each foot and paw pads, which are made of ultra suede leather and have shading aged detail around each. The fur has been carefully plucked from the muzzle and tops of paw and foot pads for an aged/antiqued look. He is filled with A-grade wool and glass beads for added weight. This bear stands at 42cm or 16 1/2 inches tall. He does stand freely with a sombre look about him, & is 5 way lock nut and disc jointed.
Whekenui has extensive needle sculpturing to his nose area with an aged looking hand embroidered nose in a medium brown colour. His eyes are antiqued boot button, black hand blown glass, featuring little eye brows just above.
A hand painted terracotta name tag detailing edition number and date made, is attached to this sailor bears leg. An aged, hand dyed sailor collar with two metal anchor buttons adorns Whekenui's neck.There is also a "BUMBLE BEARS " tag stitched into his back for authenticity.
Limited edition of 12. A certificate of authentication also comes with this gorgeous bear.
Thank you for taking the time to look. Layaway or layby are welcome.



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