Elwyn Griffiths a traditional mohair teddy bear by Barbara Ann Bears

Regular price £195.00

Elwyn Griffiths is an elegant and distinguished one of a kind, traditional, mohair artist teddy bear by Barbara Ann Bears, a kind, soulful brown bear

Elwyn Griffiths stands 15 inches/38 cm tall and is 11 inches/ 30 cm sitting

Elwyn Griffiths is a very elegant brown bear, a bear who likes to bury his head in poetry and particularly Welsh poetry, he might call you in and read softly to you
“Time passes. Listen. Time passes.
Come closer now.
Only you can hear the houses sleeping in the streets in the slow deep salt and silent black, bandaged night.”
"That's by Dylan Thomas from Under Milk Wood" he'd say, with a gentle smile and maybe a stray shaft of sunlight will catch his face and make his eyes twinkle gleefully, but just for a second, and you'll know you're in a special place.

Elwyn Griffiths is a 'centre seam' bear like some of the earliest teddy bears, to save a little mohair the last bear on a roll of mohair would only have its centre seam drawn and cut out in two halves, which made them quite rare and nowadays even more valuable, Elwyn is a tribute to those rare early teddies. He is made from a fairly long, slightly wavy greyish-brown brown mohair with a hint of green. Elwyn has co-ordinating beige German wool felt paw pads and vintage boot buttons for eyes, like the bears at the beginning of the last century. Elwyn has a beautifully embroidered nose and a very sweet and loving expression.

Elwyn Griffiths is stuffed with a mixture of polyester stuffing and plastic pellets, his body is quite firmly stuffed, firm enough to appear alert but still very huggable and comfortable, easy to pose and hug.

Elwyn Griffiths is a charming and elegant bear with a calm assurance, a bear to be hugged and admired, a bear to be loved, we hope you love him as much as we do.

We'll pop in some photos with Elwyn Griffiths and we are happy to put in a greetings card and gift tags, maybe a birthday card or one for another occasion, you can choose one from our greetings card page and let us know which card you would like.

As with all our bears, Elwyn Griffiths is not a toy, he is an adult collectible and unsuitable for children under 14.