Size: 5" x 8"
*listing is for one largest sized bat
Each one is hand cut & stitched by me.
Materials: felt, embroidery thread, & stuffing
Thoughts on Bats:
To some, bats are objects of superstition & fear. But to others, they are fascinating little creatures that play an important role in the enviroments they inhabit.
In making these dolls, I learned they are called "flutter mice" in some places. Fledermaus in Swedish, fleddermuys in Dutch, vledermūs in German, and so on. And now that little nugget of information lives in your mind as well 💖
Perhaps the reality of living closely to a large colony has it's down sides. I wouldn't know because I've always lived in the city, and on occasion in rural areas.
It was those rare occasions I got to see small brown bats circling twilight skies hunting for bugs. Tiny silhouettes flitting across velvety skies when the barest hint of stars sparkled up above.
Or the time we visited Crystal Caverns in Spring Valley, Wisconsin and found one napping on a stalactite entirely unconcerned by our presence which meant we got to observe it up close. It was so delicate and really hard to imagine it provoking alarm.
We also learned about white nose syndrome which threatens bat populations here in the US. Learn more about that if you're so inclined.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy my textile interpretations of these interesting social creatures. They were a joy to make.
Big Bat Doll (c) Angel Hawari, 2021.
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