Lila is 11 inc tall.
 It is made by hand of polymer clay with firing - "Living Doll" without using a matrix.
 She is single copy and can not be reproduced in any way.
Her hair is from silk, which is embedded in the clay.
 The eyes were made simultaneously with the sculpting of the head, hand painted.
 The body is wired in all its parts with strong wire, including fingers.
It is made entirely of authentic fabric weaved in 19th century in Bulgaria .

Lila is Nestinarka. Nestinars are people, dancing on embers.
Fire dancing is a ritual, a ritual dance on embers, carried out by the ancient Thracians.
Dancers dance on the fire without burning their feet.
If they throw something into the fire during their dance, it also doesn’t burn. When they carry sick children through the fire then they recover.

UNESCO officially recorded the fire dancing as a world intangible heritage, this tradition to be transmitted through the centuries. It is preserved today and is practiced in Bulgaria. You may see the video of the ritual here:






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