Child with the little pink cap

Child with the little pink cap


The tale of the child with the little pink cap, tells of her birth as a gift to her mother and father in a time of great suffering and famine. All in the village agreed she was the most beautiful child, though an illness fell upon her and it was predicted her first winter would be her last. Her father was not one to take such tidings passively, and whispers told of an enchantress with the power to cure any ailing. All that was required was for ther father to be brave and to trust the darkness.

And he was.

And he did.

But when that enchantress took away the illness, she left in its place a gift. It came to be that the child had been granted second sight. Everyone thought they wanted her to read their futures, but then no one ever wanted to hear what she saw; for it is only the bitter end that comes for everyone anyway. And she herself made sure of that. For it was soon clear that she was powerful in other ways too. It seems she would spare no one, not even her own Father who for her had sacrificed so much.

And so, it was ordered that the child be returned to the darkness that made her. She was hidden away, deep in the woods, all alone with no one to play with. But...still she had her own way of making friends.

So children please, beware of gifts. Beware of those who offer them. And beware of those who are only too happy to take them.


{story adapted from Gretel and Hansel film; 2020; Orion Pictures through United Artists Releasing}



Height: 16.5cm to tip of cap

Materials: stone clay, glass, suri alpaca fibres, botanical dyed cotton + seeded silk

Please note this is a sculpture for display purposes only; this piece is not poseable nor suitable for children.



Images + designs © mahlimae 2020 copyright not transferable with sale

  • Shipping

    ⥉ Your Echo will be carefully packaged and shipped within 3-4 days of payment clearing. 
    Please ensure you have explored any additional taxes or customs charges your country may impose, as these will be at an additional cost to you. 

  • Care Instructions

    ⥉ Echoes are sculptures, art dolls of sorts. They are delicate in their constitution and purely ornamental in their design; they are not poseable. Their clothing is not intended to be removed, in fact they are likely to become quite oppositional should you attempt to remove their garments.
    ⥉ Many collectors find glass domes or bell jars make wonderful homes for their Echoes to keep them safe from dust, moisture and curious little hands. To ensure your Echo remains loyal to you for many moons to come, we suggest you keep their handling to a minimum, speak gently at all times and provide them with a quiet nook out of direct sunlight on which to observe the goings on from afar.
    ⥉ As they are adorned in natural fibres, wool, fur and textiles I highly recommend appropriate protection against moths + carpet beetles is employed in your home (or just their vicinity) to avoid damage to your collection.

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