The Chincherinchee Fairy is inspired by the book of poems by Antjie Krog called Fynbos Fairies and illustrated by Fiona Moodie. This book celebrates the local Cape flora in South Africa known as Fynbos. The Chincherinchee is actually a herb with the most beautiful five-petal flowers.
She is 15" tall but very petite with a 6" waist. She has a little bottom, fixed legs, belly button and button-jointed arms. Inside her torso is a small piece of rose quartz.
She is made from cotton interlock and stuffed with pure South African sheep's wool.
Her hair is TLS in strawberry blonde and she has green eyes.
She is wearing:
A pair of knitted French knickers with crochet border in maroon bamboo with pale pink satin ribbon tie.
A dress made with a silk bodice with lance-shaped leaf detail and green satin bow at the front. The bodice does up with two small buttons at the back. The skirt is made with two layers of five petals in dupion silk. Underneath she has an orange organza skirt covered in glitter.
She has a matching leaf crown with gold velvet and sequin trim.
Her shoes are green silk with oversized bows in front.
Her orange wings are very delicate, attached to the back of her dress, and made from layers of organza and horsehair tulle with machine embroidery detail.
She is not suitable for younger children due to the button joint construction and the delicate clothing and therefore recommended for age seven and up.