This is an Old Primitive C1930 Black Folk Art Cloth Doll with an interesting make do body and stitched face measuring 20 Inches tall. The doll has cotton clothing covering an even older antique kid leather body that you can see a snippet of under the right arm. The doll is a piece of this and a piece of that and was done a long time ago. Mother or possibly even a child must have used an old doll to make this. The right arm is shorter and is black cotton stuffed with what feels like excelsior. The left arm is longer and you can feel that the black cotton fabric is covering what was probably the original gauntlet lower arm to the kid body. You can feel the lower arm inside and it is hard. The neck has a piece of metal sewn into the back to keep the head from flopping back and forth. There is staining to the trousers. The head is stuffed with something rather crunchy and may possibly be some kind of paper. Black wool yarn is stitched to the top of the head for hair. The face is stitched with floss and has button eyes very primitively done as a child might do. The feet are covered with black knit socks made for the doll (some sawdust leakage there). All the clothing is hand made and hand stitched.
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