The image of women in society has undergone more change than almost any other social group. Although women still strive to overcome prejudice and discrimination there is no argument that we have come a long way since suffrage. It is now with a growing acknowledgement of emancipation that women can be celebrated as equals and where beauty is no longer a measure of a woman’s worth. The women in Nao Ladies Collection embody the new spirit of individuality, thoughtfulness and education. The young Graduate in Nao’s Graduation Joy
would not have existed before 1878, now approximately 58% of all graduates are women. Nao Ladies are crafted with breath taking detail and costumes are faithfully reproduced from the 1920s flapper in the Autumn Stroll
to the contemporary modern costume of the relaxed Having a Chat
. In addition to western dress there are representations of more traditional cultural costumes in the Nao’s Flamenco
and The Decorator
. For a more stylised interpretation the stunning Song in The Trees
and Pause for Thought
, created by Lladro sculptor Jose Luis Santes, offer a new artistic understanding of the female form. Nao Ladies make a wonderful collection for your home and are a more contemporary concept than traditional figurines favoured by the likes of Royal Doulton. Destined to be the heirlooms of the future, why not start your collection today and save 20% at Kings and Queens.