Camel with the Wrinkled Knees

The Camel with the Wrinkled Knees

The Camel with the Wrinkled Knees was a delightful part of the R. John Wright Raggedy Ann Collection. This whimsical character appeared in only one of Johnny Gruelle's wildly successful Raggedy Ann books, Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees, published in 1924, yet is one of the best-known characters in the series.

Camel with the Wrinkled Knees

Faithfully based on the original Gruelle images, The Camel with the Wrinkled Knees stands approximately 14" tall and is designed in scale to the large-size Raggedy Ann & Andy. Constructed of the finest all-wool felt with soft airbrushed coloration, The Camel is jointed at the neck for increased expressiveness. He has a unique character face with hand painted features and leather covered shoe-button eyes. The Camel is completely, authentic from his double humps to his wrinkled knees and handstiched details. He wears a bridle made of leather with covered white felt buttons. The Camel with the Wrinkled Knees is destined to be the definitive version of this unusual storybook character.

The Camel with the Wrinkled Knees was produced in a small edition of 350 pieces. Each came enclosed inside a custom-made burlap sack with appliqued felt "RJW" initials. Included is a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration.

DIRECT PURCHASE: This particular The Camel with the Wrinkled Knees is number five of only five ARTIST PROOFS made and comes directly from the R. John Wright archives in pristine as-new condition. The purchase price of $850.00 includes shipping & insurance in the domestic United States. [For overseas shipping rates, contact the RJW office.]

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