This sweet doll is one of the most unusual I’ve ever seen. Her firmly stuffed black crochet body has wires to allow her pose. I feel sure with the straight posture and the dress and shoes she has on, that this 70-80 year-old doll is a dancer. Her arms are in a permanent pose of holding her skirt up as a dancer who may be turning or getting ready to kick. She has crocheted facial features, but some have pulled so that they aren’t easily distinguishable. She does still have two black crochet eyes, but they are hard to see. Her dancing shoes are made of a low-pile wool felt; the bottom of one was just plain danced off! There is also a moth hole in one of them, but they still stay on her feet very securely. The rest of her clothes are in excellent condition. Sitting in her pose, she sits up 12” with her crossed legs dropping down another 6”. We haven’t stretched her out to measure her standing height, but we calculated her to be about 23 ½” tall if standing. We can’t tell how fragile the wire may be, so we didn’t want to change her pose, besides she is so sassy sitting so straight with her legs crossed and hiking her dancing skirt up. She is from a non-smoking home.
This would be a wonderful addition to your doll or Black Americana collection. Please contact us if you have any questions. Please look at the photos closely, they are part of the description of the item. We will always consider any reasonable offer for our pieces.
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Old Very Unusual Poseable Crochet Black Americana Doll