The Ilse Ludecke dolls are from post WWII Germany, and represent the regional costumes of Europe. Here we have Mariza, a peasant maiden with a heavy basket of chamomile(?), causing her to stoop with its weight. She displays all the fabulous layers of detail in her costume and hair. The photos will best describe it for you. Her hair is flax and so beautifully plaited and adorned with flowers. Under her skirt is a hanging pocket with a note from the doll maker, signed, giving a narrative of the region and traditions. All her clothing is cotton. The sizing in the lace trimmed white blouse and apron have yellowed from age. The wood stand is stamped on the bottom, as shown in the photo which dates her, with her size, to the earliest of production. I have scanned 2 articles about these dolls from the Doll magazines, and am happy to share them with you. Mariza is delightful, in wonderful, all original condition, and a joy to have and to hold!
Ilse Ludecke~ Hungary Doll~ All original~ 15" stamped wood base