A magical grotto--- the kind of place a small, sturdy gnome might retire to spend a quiet winter's evening or likewise the ethereal flower fae to celebrate a special party. Appropriate as a dollhouse for children or collectors, a shrine space or a display area for natural treasures. The grotto is made with pulped papier--mache over an armature-- a fairly lightweight but sturdy material with a long life span--not to be confused with the flat paper variety used in childrens' school projects. There are many antique papier mache pieces in existence as testimony to the material's longevity. I make my own pulp from scratch with discarded newspapers and other recycled pages . Papier-mache pulp possesses a naturally rough texture which perfectly suggests earth or rough stone. The grotto is painted with varied earth colors of umber, burnt sienna and yellow ochre with inset crystalline beach glass. Exterior size is approximately 33 centimeters high x 39 cm. wide x 25 cm.deep. This is a custom order so please allow two weeks to make your elfin grotto. If you have any special requests such as insets of real crystals, round beach pebbles, a mermaid cave with shells or a fairy light system for the interior I am happy to provide a price. The second photo shows the optional lighting available at an additional cost..