The Hibernation


This is a soft sculpture painting made within a golden antique wooden frame.
The ‘painting’ is made on a canvas cushion of firmly stuffed cotton showing us a mysterious forest at night and a house rooted inside the hill.
The roots have been needle-sculpted and ‘pop out’ of the surface.
A doll made of textile is sewn onto the painting. Her dress is made of antique textile dating from 1920.
She holds a the sleeping lady inside her skirt, surrounded by branches, both are needle sculpted,
making them slightly stand up.
The sleeping lady is the spirit of the woodlands, she is in a deep slumber until the returning of spring.
Her ghost can be seen flying out of the chimney, sprinkling the forest with soft white snow.


My art dolls are not intended to be toys and should be handled with care.
Keep them away from water and direct sunlight as much as possible.
Pieces can be carefully dusted with a dry clean cloth.
Due to small parts they are not suitable for young children.
Textiles can get damaged by moth infestation, keep your house moth free.
If you think your art piece may have been in touch with moths,
I advice you to wrap the piece in a clean cloth and freeze it for 2/3 days.
Then remove from freezer for a day and repeat.

Shipping Upgrades
Standard Shipping does not cover for loss or damage during shipping. Please choose for a shipping upgrade to cover and protect your shipment for loss or damage. When shipped with standard shipping, Pantovola cannot be held responsible for any issues during shipping, thank you for understanding.

Gift Wrapping and Packaging
My dolls come gift wrapped in white tissue and customised satin ribbon. Packaged in bubble wrap and shipped in a postal box.

Wholesale Availability
Sometimes I do sell wholesale.
Wholesale starts at 10 pieces and up and will be sold at a reduced price when bought at once.
The reduction will depend on the quantity of pieces ordered.
Because of the handmade unique nature of my work, I do not accept wholesale requests for less than 10 pieces.
Please get in touch via email with any wholesale requests

Custom and Personalised Orders
Pantovola occasionally accepts custom orders.
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