The unique bell-shaped dolls (plagones) by the ATTIC BLACK studio, are inspired by the 7th cent. BC archaic prototypes from Boeotia bearing similar painted decoration (some fine examples in the Louvre Museum). The bell-shaped body is wheel thrown and shaped to an ellipse. The neck, head and hands are then connected to the body. The legs are made separately and are attached after firing with linen or leather strips.
The decoration, which is unique to every doll, is based on the use of clay slips that acquire their colour with firing. Polychrome threads of wool, faience and decorated ceramic beads complete the personality of each plagon.
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