28" Folk Art Early Black Wood Doll Wetter This is a very early doll. It has a container for the water and when the leg moves the valve opens and the doll becomes a wetter. There is an old crier in the doll but it does not work now. The doll is very heavy as it is constructed of wood and the head is all wood. There is straw stuffing and horsehair. The one arm needs to be mended and at some point in time someone has added some staples to hold the material to the wood where the material was ripped from the nails. I am dating her to about 1900 or earlier. The dress and bonnet may be a later edition but they are still very old. It appears to be a heavy feedsack printed material. The bonnet has a hold in it and there is soil to the clothing. I have not washed it. The face is well painted. The eyes are scooped in some and the nose protrudes. She has molded ears. The hands are the short composition ones and one hand has almost all the paint off. Please view all the pictures as they serve as part of the description. If you have questions, just let me know. This is certainly a one of a kind and was made with talented hands for a special child. It is a great piece of early black folk art. Item is from a smoke free and pet free environment.