This is a charming 16" tall ethnic black home made cloth doll with drawn face, estimated to date from circa 1920s-1930s. Exposed face and hands have lightened to a light tan color, but covered portions of the body are a darker brown. She is dressed in cotton clothing consisting of petticoat, pantaloons, plaid dress, apron, and plaid headscarf. Her hair is formed from a tight coil of black wool yarn. Her feet are simple and turn out to the sides. Her hands have flat stitched fingers.
Condition is overall good. There is fading of the dress, headscarf and exposed face and hands. There are also age spots on her under garments.
She is an excellent example of American cloth folk Art dolls.
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