Early Moravian Doll. This is a very early all cloth Moravian doll dating to around 1930's. She is 17 inches tall. The doll was made by the Ladies Sewing Society of the Moravian Church Guild of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The doll was named Polly after the daughter of a Moravian missionary John Heckewelder. The dolls were charity work. This all cloth doll is one of the earliest and harder to find. She is cotton muslin, stitch jointed at the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. The facial features were hand drawn. The wool bonnet is original. The fabric has darkened slightly from age and there are a few small wear holes. The body is sturdy. The cotton lace trimmed apron is over the traditional pink check dress. She has white underwear. The shoes are early shoes. This is a great find.
Early Moravian Cloth Doll Polly Heckewelder