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ARE THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE WATCHING THESE DOLLS REALLY LOOKING AT THEM AND READING THE DISCRIPTION THOROUGHLY??? I THINK NOT OR YOU WOULD BE FIGHTING OVER THEM!!! I THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE SCARFED UP RIGHT AWAY!!!! OFFERING THESE 5 RARE and UNIQUE BLACK CLOTH DOLLS 17"-21"from a MYSTERY MAKER WITH GREAT CREATIVITY. This maker had quite the imagination and ability.Was this a woman or a man? How many dolls were made? Was this a hobby or a way to feed a family?
In ways they are all very similar and yet each is different from the other 4. I personally think they were the creation of a black woman in the south during the depression years. All have cloth bodies made of dark brown canvas type cloth firmly stuffed. All of the feet and hands seem to be painted dark brown which makes the fabric stiffer.All of the hands just have a pointed thumb and no distinct fingers. The heads and necks are also very firm from being painted. Please see the photos of marks. They are each different from the other four dolls in several ways.
Four are marked with a K and other marks which sort of look like the name Karen plus different numbers. The clothes are all of found pieces of clothing, tablecloths, laces, quilted fabric and pieced goods of a wide variety. A lot of detail and imagination was used when creating the dolls faces and bodies as well as the dressing of these 5 dolls.The fabrics used for the clothes are of about the 1930s. All clothes will look better if they are washed, but I don't have the heart to take away the aged look. The fabrics are in very good condition. Only Granny's apron has 3 tiny holes. This group of dolls proudly won a UFDC blue ribbon in Kansas City.
I have enjoyed seeing these dolls for 30 years. Now it is time for someone else to enjoy them as I have. Please read the following details. The tallest is the Grannie who is 21 tall, has grey curly hair made of yarn, has a flat face and has black glass eyes. Her facial painting is very detailed and looks realistic.
This lucky lady wears a blouse made of blue cotton with beautiful white applique and embroidery. Her flowered skirt is gathered with string and is not hemmed.Grannie says, I didn't have time to hem it! Too much work to do! Her flowered apron tied in the back is hemmed and has 3 very small holes. She wears white cotton lace bloomers which will look better if washed, but that is up to the new owner. Gannie is marked with the same K and other indistinct letters and 12.
Granny's Husband must be the guy in the blue and white pieced overalls and his fancy bow tie, grey curly fur hair and flat face very distinctly painted including his moustache. He has black painted eyes instead of glass.
He is quite the Dude. He is marked with K 90 and is 18 inches tall. The Other Guy is also 18 tall and also has grey curly fur hair, moustache and eyebrows and black glass eyes.
His bib overalls are made of quilted pieced cotton with a pocket and his checkered handkerchief. He is marked with the K 07. There are 2 granddaughters who are very similar but not quite the same. The Gal in the Beige Dress with applied lace front piece and a fabulous collar is 20 tall. Her facial features are 3 dimensional with protruding lips, nose and eyebrows.She is the only one with no makers mark but is obviously from the same maker. My favourite of them all is the 17 Gal in the Brown and Tan Pieced Dress and beautiful lace collar. The borders of all of the pieces are decorated with elaborate embroidery stitch. An unusual paisley type of fabrics was applied at the hem of her dress and up the front under the 9 buttons. More embroidery decorated this fabric. Like the other young gal her facial features are 3 dimensional. Like her Granddad, she has painted eyes. She wears blue and white striped unders. The new owner will be delighted with this family. I have loved seeing them in the metal and wicker settee they sit in. The dolls will be sent with the settee.
This family has had many people interested in it. Perhaps the reduced price and offer of the settee will help them get a new home in time for Christmas. The item "RARE FAMILY 5 BLACK CLOTH DOLLS, MYSTERY MAKER circa 1930sREAD ALL INFO" is in sale since Thursday, December 19, 2019.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Material\Cloth". The seller is "4007sherry" and is located in Loveland, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Panama, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay, Canada, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion.