Unusual cloth folk art doll with fabulous shoesUnusual cloth folk art doll with fabulous shoesUnusual cloth folk art doll with fabulous shoesUnusual cloth folk art doll with fabulous shoesUnusual cloth folk art doll with fabulous shoesUnusual cloth folk art doll with fabulous shoesUnusual cloth folk art doll with fabulous shoesUnusual cloth folk art doll with fabulous shoes

Unusual cloth folk art doll with fabulous shoes and wonderful clothing. 17.5 inches tall, made of a cotton twill that has darkened with age, she has embroidered features, delineated fingers, all original clothing . A dress of two tones of red cotton, fading at bottom front, with vegetable ivory buttons down the back. Underneath there's a petticoat, knickers with a chemise, brown cotton socks. She also wears along necklace of metal seed beads. I am not removing her clothing due to its tightness and frailty, but aside from showing age, it is in good condition. Her body, as much as I have seen, shows a few minor repairs, but no leaks. ( I undressed her when I put her in my shop and I decided not to strain the buttonholes when I took her photos.) Her human hair wig was added at some time in the past: it is not original. Her silk hat shows some melting in the front. Those shoes have just got to be seen to be believed: couched metallic threads and beading, very high wooden heels. You can just see this lady sashaying around, and I would love to speak with her. She is a real find, as far as I'm concerned- character, history and a mysterious provenance that adds up to a work of art that will have everyone talking about her.

Item ID: 473


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Unusual cloth folk art doll with fabulous shoes

$435 USD

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