This little doll is made of wood and has been dressed in mostly antique or vintage fabrics. She has painted features and a mohair wig. The limbs move at the shoulders and hips, but the clothing - which consists of a dress and a patterned silk petticoat is not removable. I set out to make one of these for myself as a doll that a larger doll could hold, but I enjoyed the process so I made more - I originally thought I would make 10 - a little collection for myself...then I made more. The doll itself (without the wig or stand) measures 2 1/2 inches, just about 3 inches with the wig. She is wearing a brocade dress made of vintage fabric. The orange and olive green colors go very well with her dark coloring. The dress is trimmed with light gold cord accents. She has a wide woven braid choker necklace and a patterned gold silk petticoat. Her mohair wig is black and has an accent that picks up the colors in her dress. She comes with a little wooden stand that can be removed and a decorative oval box. Some of the fabrics are more fragile than others and there may be slight losses to silk fibers, etc. Also, some of the mohair is dyed and some is natural so there are variations within the color of the wig due to either the dye process or naturally occurring coloration. The last picture shows some of the dolls that were made, but this listing is only for the one doll. Signed, dated and numbered by the maker – this is Lady #17. These would be for adult collectors and are not meant for children or as play dolls.
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