Javalinas are underappreciated mammals and I've always thought they are charming, with loads of personality. This lady's coat is inspired by a Dolce & Gabana dress I saw in Vogue magazine with a long, black lace capelette. It took many tries to crochet the right lace, but I think the final result is close! The javelina is a large mammal, 40 to 55 pounds, that resembles a small wild boar. Both males and females have long, sharp canines, the “javelins” for which they are named. They are common throughout the Sonoran Desert, preferring areas with large amounts of prickly pear and cactus, which is their favorite food. They live in highly social and communicative groups. An older, experienced sow leads the herd, determining when to bed down, feed, or go to water.

Javalina Art Doll

Pecari tajacu

Doll and clothing made of wool and silk. Embellished with hand-croched lace & glass beads. Jointed arms, legs and head. 2018

18 x 5.5 x 3.5 inches


Carmen Alana Tibbets' Agosia Arts //Autumn 2019