This is a Fabulous 12 inch Old Black Cloth Doll Man with Embroidered Face, Pants, and Shirt. He has a black cotton stuffed body jointed at the shoulders and hips so he does sit. However, he seems to display best when he is standing (IMO). He has some wear spots as you would expect particularly to his hands. (Please note that the left hand has a large hole with stuffing showing as it looks like the palm fabric is missing). The clothing consists of a tan cotton shirt and dark cotton pants (the pants may have been added later????). The cotton shirt has some wear spots and a bow tie. He has maroon fabric “shoes” (some fabric deterioration to the heels of the shoes). All the clothing is stitched to him so it cannot be removed. No odor. This wonderful doll has an expressive embroidered face certainly done by a skilled embroiderer. Please note, he has a chin line, a smiling mouth with TEETH, nose lines, eyebrows and the whites of the eyes are stitched leaving the center of the eye (black part) unstitched using the black color of the fabric to denote the eye iris. He has closely looped black yarn hair. I believe he dates C1900-1930.
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