Sarah Midgley was born in the 1800s in Australia, and started a doll production business, where she designed black aboriginal-type dolls, such as this cloth, horsehair-stuffed lady doll. We're not sure if this was the only type of doll which Sarah Midgley designed, but it's the only type we were able to find through our research, with variations of these aboriginal dolls on display in the Australian Museum. At the time of writing this, Sarah Midgley dolls cannot be found here on Rubylane! This is a great chance to own a rare and unique doll from the early 1900s, sure to expand the variety of your collection.
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Brown cloth body, horsehair-stuffed, with a waxed face for a more solid, hard construction. Painted features with dark eyes and red lips, black curly hair, and wooden bead necklace, strap belt, and original boomerang attached to the waist. The boomerang seems to be a common feature among these aboriginal dolls. Stands at 25" tall, with straight limbs. Can either be set up in a doll stand as shown in the photos, or laid down or propped up like a bed doll.
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Condition: Generally excellent. The cloth is good with only minor age wear, with points of creasing lightening in color. Face is clear and painting still great. No patchwork repair. Horsehair interior is firm and stiff, making a sturdy doll. Overall, in great condition.
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