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Offering this antique Painted Face 16” Presbyterian Cloth Rag Church Doll..
Face is painted over cloth...
Hands are stitched.. Body is gusseted..
Church dolls primarily Presbyterian dolls have the black sateen stockings with leather booties..
Another trademark is their gingham dress and bonnet..the color pink was used a lot..
These dolls maintain the same qualities although each one made individually with a personality of their own..
Their history evolved in Bucyrus Ohio in the 1880’s from the ladies sewing circle as a benefit drive for their church..
Wonderful rare American folk art cloth doll..
Please see pictures for details..
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