This enchanting Farnell bear, Rosia c.1920s, is a well-loved white mohair bear, standing 30 cms (12″) tall. She has carded feet, and retains her original glossy black button eyes, an alternative design on early Farnells.

Rosia has various repairs, and her nose and mouth have been re-stitched. Nevertheless, she’s a good sturdy ted, stuffed with woodwool.

Wearing her vintage cream crochet dress with antique cotton bloomers, Rosia also carries her handmade crushed velvet clutch bag. She’s the sweetest little character, and pretty as a picture!


My name is a variation of English Rosanna, which means ‘graceful rose’. Pink roses are my most favourite, so I have a pink rosebud decorating my dress.

My bag is also pink, and I use it to carry a sweet chocolate treat in case I get peckish while I’m waiting for a new home. I’m not too keen on the food at the OBN hostel!

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Character info

Rosia doesn’t have much white mohair remaining, but is still a very beautiful little Farnell bear. Her various repairs have been carried out over time, and her nose and mouth sympathetically re-sewn.

There’s darning around her muzzle, and to the top of her head and the sides of her face. Both lower arms/back of paws have been patched with white mohair, as well as being copiously darned. Rosia’s original left footpad also has sewn repairs, while her three other pads are old washed-leather replacements.

In addition, the back of her left ear has been re-covered with white mohair. Yet despite her obvious wear and tear, Rosia remains a good sturdy bear, and all her joints work fine. She’s an enchanting character, with a very endearing face.