Saturday, July 25, 2015

New photos of some old dolls that have been packed away.





I've had this doll since I was a child, I bought her at a school fete. after doing some research I found she dates from the 40's or 50's. 
Her body is stuffed with sawdust and her face is celluloid.
 I think she may be Polish as I have seen other pictures of very similar faced dolls that are. However these dolls have a stamp on them somewhere saying Polish, and this doll has none.




This doll was given to me years ago and I forgot I had her, her dress was very dirty so I gave it a wash and she looks really nice now. No markings on her to suggest who she was made by, but her dress style looks like she's probably from the 80's I'd guess.

2 comments:

Anji Knutsen said...

Hello Nancy, long time no see! Looking at your top doll she seems to be dressed in a similar way to my slovakien ladies. http://www.ebay.fr/itm/LOT-2-CPA-Rud-erny-postcard-tradition-COSTUME-folklore-SLOVAQUIE-Slovakia-708-/331706943667?hash=item4d3b4648b3

Traditional costumes are fascinating

Nancy Farrell said...

Yes I read somewhere she's Polish so it's the right region.