I like to explore mythology, and to look at the world through our ancestor’s eyes – their world was so colorful, full of gods and goddesses and magical spirits – a prayer to one, an offering to another – and your life will be surrounded by good luck and blessings, and if something still goes wrong – there is always a god to blame.
This time Budintoya (Budintoja) has caught my attention. Her main and only task was to wake everyone up from sleep. It seems a small task at the beginning, but can you imagine, what would happen to the world if everyone would fall asleep and no one would wake them up?… No bird would sing, no dog would bark, people would not get up to do their daily tasks…
The doll is 45 cm tall.
The doll’s head, limbs and upper torso are made from bone china (English porcelain), glazed with crackle glaze and painted with china paints.
The lower torso of the doll is textile on a hard armature.
Thanks to the construction of the doll (metal springs in the limbs and torso) – the doll can be posed in various poses, however she can’t stand on her own. A special hand made stand comes together with the doll to support her while displayed in a standing position.
The doll comes together with a wooden stand which was designed and hand made especially for her.
The costume of the doll was made form natural and synthetic fabrics, decorated with hand made silk flowers and thousands of glass beads sewn to it with thread.
The doll is wearing a hand dyed mohair wig, which is attached with a magnet.
Budintoya is accompanied by a blue rooster. The bird was sculpted from wooden clay and covered in hand dyed flax fiber and parrot and peacock feathers. The rooster’s head and neck are ball jointed. All feathers I use in my works are naturally shed and donated to me by bird owners.