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Vintage Cloth Doll of India Beautiful Woman Native Costume Fine Textile Indian Art
Offering for sale a wonderful old cloth doll from India. She has a cloth body well stuffed, and her face is molded cloth with beautiful hand painted features and henna shaded dark brown hair.. Her costume features a yellow print dress with green and white and blue paisleys and other Indian designs; a black print cotton scarf, gold thread trim on the clothing. She is wearing zari bracelets, necklace, earrings; and holding a brass water pot on her head, . She is 11" tall not including the pot, and in good condition with minor wear This doll was originally a gift to one or more of the missionary workers to be given to the school for their museum, some in the group were made especially for the school, others probably bought as gifts. The school is now a retreat center, and they sold these as museums often do when their collections become too large to manage, over the years they were probably given a lot of gifts from the countries they helped. These have been in a smoke free environment. The pot on her head has slightly separated from her head and simply needs some glue.
Take a look at the photo of the fabric. you will see a symbol in the design that is associated with the Nazis and Holocaust. The swastica symbol was not their symbol originally, it was first a sacred symbol for the people of India and also Tibet.
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