Vintage handmade folk art cloth black doll, dressed in a cotton dress and apron with cleverly embroidered boots. The fabric of her clothing has aged but her body, of black cotton twill, has not--leading me to believe this doll was acquired as a souvenir or memento and was not played with. 11.5 inches tall, she is in great condition, and the aged, starched fabric gives her wonderful patina. I am always interested in the effects of time on textiles. She wears two petticoats, a dress (originally green), and an apron. Her face is embroidered simply but skillfully and her mouth shows the tiniest hint of teeth. She even has two beaded hoop earrings. Her hair is heavy wool yarn that has been swirled across her head, formed into chignons on each side, topped off with a turban. In excellent clean condition. This is a great price for a very charming folk art doll.
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