Miriam – A Primitive Christmas Angel with Dove

MiriamHeadToToe This little gal is Miriam. Miriam is just shy of 16″ tall with a wingspan of 9″. She has been made of fabric, stuffed with fiberfill & hand-painted & sanded many times giving her such a lovely, aged patina. Miriam has been sealed with a combination of sealers so that she can be lightly dusted after display. She has a hemp loop attached to her back for hanging or she may sit with assistance.

Miriam has been painted with a variety of media. Her nose & bottom lip have been hand-sculpted. Her tiny fingers have been hand-sculpted as well. She wears dark taupe painted gloves & brown boots with dark taupe socks & tan laces.

Miriam’s apron dress has been constructed from supple 100% cotton prints. Her blouse has been constructed from white muslin. It features hand-gathered sleeves & a vintage mother of pearl button at the neckline. It was treated to a lavender bud/coffee bath for an aged appearance & was then hand-washed & pressed. This clothing features lots of hand-stitching. All hems have been hand-stitched as well as the neckline & back of Miriam’s blouse.

MiriamFace MiriamProfile MiriamHair

MiriamHands MiriamBoots MiriamBodice

MiriamFabric MiriamCone MiriamButton

Miriam’s dove is constructed of three separate pieces. The dove’s wings have been hand-quilted & attached. It’s been hand-painted & sanded many times & is sealed. It is not attached to Miriam & may be removed.


The cone dangling from Miriam’s wee hands, has been constructed of taupe osnaburg. It features hand-stitching, swarovski crystals, taupe beads & is filled with a sweet annie bundle. This cone is removable.


Miriam’s wings have been machine-quilted in an intricate swirled pattern. They’ve been painted, sanded, aged & covered in vintage-style glass glitter. They’re attached to Miriam with a vintage, huge mother of pearl button & heavy duty button thread.


Miriam’s hair is brown 100% mohair. It is parted & styled into loose buns around the nape.

Miriam is currently available in my Etsy shop. If you’re interested & would like to purchase directly from me, please use the contact form to inquire about availability.


  1. La Donna says:

    Miriam is breathtaking. Such a beautiful, beautiful creation!

    La Donna

  2. Rebecca says:

    Thanks so much La Donna! She’s definitely one of my faves.


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