Post by twostepturtle on Aug 3, 2007 21:18:15 GMT -5
This doll is absolutely gorgeous in person. I bought mine off of Ebay for $25. I would pay more than that for a doll like Neela. Her orange sari is stunning. The embrodery is done very well in a pretty silver thread. She also has many pieces of jewelry. The only complaint that I have, is that her bracelets and anklets and the shorter necklace are plastic.
Her skin is such a pretty shade and the way her face is painted is lovely. I definatly give her an A, not and A+ only because the jewelry.
Post by mollygirl1944 on Aug 6, 2007 13:37:54 GMT -5
My sis and I have 6 of these dolls (including Neela) and the shelf. Neela, and all the GOML dolls, are beautiful and good quality. I love the attention to detail. I give her an A+! (I actually didn't realise some of her jewelry was plastic! LOL!)
My Dolls: Molly (2001), Laura(#14)(2003), Elizabeth (2006), and Kirsten (2009)
Post by daughterofthedryad on Jun 1, 2011 19:33:39 GMT -5
Neela is gorgeous. She reminds me a lot of Jahanara from the Royal Diaries series. (They're both from India, and they're both wearing orange saris.)
Neela has a gorgeous sari. The skirt fastens with snaps and is easily removable. It's embroidered heavily in silver thread. The underskirt is orange satin-like material, to match the top. The skirt fastens with snaps too. The top laces up the back, with a modesty panel. I have never examined a real sari so I have no idea how authentic this all is.
Her jewelry is a lovely accent. Neela is barefoot, but she has a silver anklet on each foot and four gold bracelets on each arm. In addition there is a gold hoop necklace and a gold chain (instrumental to the story), both tacked to the blouse. She also has gold hoop earrings. My doll's ears are turning slightly green where the earrings are attached. At present it's not really noticeable.
Her hair is long and gorgeous, a single black braid with a fake flower, which reminds me very much of Josefina. There's something different about Neela's head posture; her head is wired to look down slightly and will not stay raised. Also, her arms are made to stay closely by her sides. I think this makes her more charming.
Overall, one of my favorite GOMLs. A+
Proud Mommy of Mini Felicity ('06), Mini Elizabeth (05), Addy ('93), my 1950s Historical, Rosemary (2000 AGOT#19), Cécile, Neela, Elizabeth, Saba and Minuk Auntie of Mini Samantha ('04), Mini Nellie ('05), Kit ('09), Amelia (#39, '11), Ruthie (Goetz), Mini Molly ('06) Caelie ('07 AGOT#7) and Ashley & Abigail (blond Bitties)