Thistle is hand-made from pure wool called Pramenka from Croatian island Cres.
Pramenka sheep breed types have arisen in quite specific area, form islands in the Adriatic Sea to the Croatian mountains. It is well known that pretty sheep was present during the neolithic period in the Balkan area. Sheep’s coarse, open fleece hangs in open locks, from which pramenka breed derives the name (lock = pramen).
Thistle is needle felted, where wool is sculpted and shaped to create a desired design. Lavender buds were felted into the center of of the body, then was scented with organic lavender oil.
He measure approximately 20 cm (7,8") in length.
This cute needle felted fish will come in a nice box with tissue for easy gift giving and storage!
My sculptures are delicate pieces of art and are not intended to be a toy for children.
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