About Zisa Dolls

Zisa faceZisa Dolls is a shared project to create your own dolls, in a collaboration between adults and children. The project is aimed at families, schools, associations, social enterprises, with particular attention to reception centers for migrants. A self-made doll can be, in fact, the best child transitional object, helping her/him to overcome a difficult moment. That’s why Zisa dolls are not alluring, charming and fashionable, but thoughtful, emotional and human, like real children. Zisa dolls can be made entirely of felt or have head and hands 3D printed using PLA (non-toxic material); in the last case, if you do not have a 3D printer, you can go to a fablab. Tutorials and patterns are shared for free as long as they are not used for commercial purposes. In case of fairs or exhibitions participation, I ask to mention the Zisa Doll brand. Zisa Dolls are a Maria Adele Cipolla creation.

Aisha, 46 cm tall Zisa doll
Zisa Dolls è un progetto condiviso per costruire da soli le proprie bambole in una collaborazione fra adulti e bambini. Il progetto è rivolto a famiglie, scuole, associazioni, centri sociali, con una particolare attenzione ai centri di accoglienza per migranti. Una bambola costruita da sè può infatti costituire l’oggetto transizionale di un bambino e aiutarlo a superare un momento di difficoltà. Ecco perché le bambole Zisa non sono ammiccanti, vezzose e alla moda, ma pensierose, affettive e umane, come i veri bambini. Le bambole possono essere realizzate interamente in feltro o avere la testa e le mani stampate in 3D utilizzando PLA (materiale atossico); nell’ultimo caso, se non si possiede una stampante 3D, ci si può recare in un fablab. Tutorial e cartamodelli sono condivisi gratuitamente purché non vengano utilizzati per scopi commerciali. In caso di partecipazione a mostre mercato o fiere chiedo di menzionare il marchio Zisa Doll. Le Zisa Dolls sono state create da Maria Adele Cipolla

Two types of Zisa Dolls are shown in this site:

Composition Zisa Dolls and

Ball jointed Zisa Dolls

3d zisa 3Composition Zisa Dolls are 18 inch (46 cm.) tall. They are all hand-made, and it’s the small differences between them that make them unique. Head and hands are 3D printed in PLA, based on an original model sculpted by Maria Adele Cipolla. The body is made of padded wool felt cloth, and arms and legs are jointed at the hips and shoulders. The soft body and the intense facial expression make each doll specially loveable. Zisa dolls can have a varied wardrobe of garments that are sewn or hand-knitted with quality materials: pure wool, cotton, leather, and silk. Each piece of clothing is unique, inspired by chilrens’ fashion of the sixties. Given the standard measures of Zisa dolls, all clothes are compatible with any well-formed 18 inch children’s dolls, including the American Girl series. Of course, Zisa dolls are both girls and boys, with a range of hair colours and styles.

slip bianchiBall jointed Zisa Dolls is a fully articulated version of Zisa Dolls, 29 cm tall (11.50 inches). The doll is entirely printed in 3D thanks to the Ball Jointed Pixie Doll project by AnnaGerber, that we have modified for the head and hands. BJD Zisa is equipped with a wardrobe, furniture needed for her room, and even a newborn baby brother.





Below, some reviews imported from the previous Zisa Dolls Site on ETSY:

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