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ARAPAWA
by Katrina Beveridge
14.1 inches (36 centimeters)

       

Arapawa is the light house keeper. He lives on Arapawa Island, and helps to keep the ships safe as they come into Tory
Channel, Queen Charlotte.

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.

Arapawa  is a limited edition, collectable artist bear. 
He is all hand stitched in a long sparse light caramel/mid brown coloured mohair. Arapawa  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 36cm or 14 1/2 inches tall. He does stand freely with a sombre look about him, & is 5 way lock nut and disc jointed. (A light house keeper is a very important job!)
Arapawa  has extensive needle sculpturing to his nose area with a hand embroidered, aged looking nose in a rusty brown colour. His eyes are antiqued boot button, black hand blown glass, with shading detail to this area.
A hand painted terracotta name tag detailing edition number and date made, adorns Arapawa's neck. He wears an aged, hand dyed orange & creme sailor jacket & collar featuring a brass metal anchor charm and 3 orange buttons. 

There is also a "BUMBLE BEARS " tag stitched into his back for authenticity.
Arapawa is a Limited edition of 12. 

A certificate of authentication also comes with this adorable bear.
Thank you for taking the time to look. Layaway or layby are welcome. 



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