Fabulously costumed, EARLY 14" Robin Woods Doll from 1986- she is "Little Red Riding Hood" AND who doesn't just love the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf? In my opinion - the Robin Woods dolls of the 80's were the prettiest vinyl dolls on the market at the time (and since). The clothing on these dolls is so elaborate and they are so pretty and well-made and their faces were just adorable, I'm sure that is what made them so popular. She comes out of my personal collection.
This girl is one of my favorites! She is so sweet - You have NEVER seen a Red Riding Hood SO PRETTY as she!!! Her frou-frou Dress is layers upon layers of colorful sateen & cotton floral fabrics: a cream colored Underdress with green piping, topped by a gorgeous Rose Victorian Floral Dress with puffy sleeves and a scalloped bottom with lace trim and more green piping, a forest-green dotted Apron embellished with embroidered Roses & pink ribbon, a blue velvet Vest with cap sleeves embroidered with a rose trim and tied with a large pink sash AND if that's not enough - her absolutely stunning sateen RED CAPE trimmed in pink rose embroidery and lined in a forest green sateen which also has a hood embellished with tassel trim!!! Robin did not spare any fabric in the making of this outfit, as yards and yards of beautiful fabrics were used. She also has pink moire ribbons tying her cape on and in her lovely blonde, FULL curly wig. Her hand-painted features are endearing and she has such a sweet face with little freckles high on her cheeks!! She carries her basket "through the woods" lined with a green dot cloth and it is filled with things for her grandmama - a lovely "soap" bar, Brer Rabbit Molasses and a bottle of catsup, all still attached to her arm with the original wrist tie. She has a ruffled slip and bloomers and black stockings and high button shoes. What a beautiful Victorian Lass straight out of the fairy tale!!
Condition: She is MINT in her ORIGINAL BOX with hang tag and limited edition certificate - she is 229 out of 1000.
A little History: Robin Woods opened her factory in Pittsburgh in 1983 (at the end of the steel industry) and gave many Americans work in that area. She was very successful in competing with Madame Alexander and Effanbee because her dolls and the clothing she embellished the dolls with was so fabulous! She made all the other doll companies work harder to compete. She eventually closed her company in 1991, due to greedy investors that took the company under. She was immediately hired by Madame Alexander to design a line of dolls called "Lets Play Dolls". Since then, she has worked for many other companies such as Horsman, Kingstate, Effanbee, the Family Company and Toys R' Us. Everywhere Robin went her dolls won awards and she continues to design some of the best vinyl dolls on the market today.
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