I bought the original hair braid at an antique shop near a Mennonite community in West Virginia. The love and care put into this very humble keepsake is so evident.
Type of Object: Sculpture
Size: 7“ width x 7 “ length x 3/4“ height
Clay body: Brown Speckled with Kitchen twine
Collection Description: Beloved
Love is an investment that goes beyond ease and aesthetics. These sculptures are people’s “Velveteen Rabbit.”
“Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” – The Velveteen Rabbit
Care Instructions: When needed lightly sweep with a feather duster