Outstanding, 35 tall, (one of the largest sizes recorded) antique, BLACK or dark brown velveteen cloth, exotic native islander, girl doll, circa 1930s , by Norah Wellings, England, (earliest label still attached to one foot) with huge, brown glass , flirty (side-glancing , not moving) eyes, broad smiling mouth, with an entertaining look, applied pierced ears with original bone earrings. Her head is covered with her original stitched on, thick black, curly hair wig and she has individually stitched fingers with separate thumbs and individually stitched toes. She has her sewn-in label on one foot: Made in England/By/Norah Wellings.
She wears her original, long grass skirt and matching necklace around her neck along with an exotic ZUZU, bead necklace representing good health, fertility, wealth , etc. She adds real interest to any collection and has tab-type joints at her shoulders and hips so that she can sit or be posed in many ways (similar to a bed doll). She is soft stuffed with no holes or damages (her features are a little flattened from being stored).
But she retains all her original charm. She has no repairs or odors and is from a smoke free home. Her Norah Wellings friends (also shown) are not included. We presently have a nice group of these various ethnic dolls which are fun to collect. Please refer to, "Norah Wellings, Cloth Dolls & Soft Toys"-Trotter.On pages 64-66 for examples of this family of "Zuzu" dolls. As well as many of. Our other photographed dolls including the cover doll.
Please note: nearly all of our items are antique or vintage (usually with some signs of wear due to usage and previous storage). We do our very best to describe and photograph them for you and do not repair, restring, repaint or enhance them in any way as most collectors prefer to find them in their original state. Please view the many photos as they form an important part of the description as we leave it to you to determine the condition of the items based on the pictures provided. Happy Doll collecting, everyone from My Dear Dolly! The item "HUGE 35, labeled Norah Wellings Black Islander Boudoir bed doll glass eyes orig" is in sale since Friday, April 16, 2021.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Cloth". The seller is "mitsu-dog" and is located in Sparta, New Jersey.This item can be shipped to United States.