This doll was hand made by a woman whom worked on a plantation in Alabama , the story is she was also an artist as well. I do not have a name of this worker on the plantation. I bought the doll from a woman whom owned an antique store in Alabama, and she had gone to an estate sale about 40 years ago in Alabama and bought a trunk full of things belonging to this plantation worker and this doll was one of the things in the trunk, and she told this same story, I am telling you.
I found this doll and an estate sale in Texas and bought her, what I found unique about this hand made doll was her blue glass eyes. I have done a lot of research I have found no other cloth doll like her with glass eyes. The doll is in great condition with the exception of behind the top part of her arms have worn away and the cotton peaks through. Looks like cotton taken right from the cotton fields so she is stuffed with cotton.
The hand painted face is still visible, she wears a period dress with a cotton under garment. The cloth appears to have be dyed with a darker tan skin color, you can see this on one of her hands as some dye did not take. You can see that she was hand made with care, notice the cute ears.
She measures 15" long. Circa over 100 years old possibly as early as 1861 . If you would like more pictures let me know I will get them to right away. There is a hole in back of the dress. Well cared for doll.
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