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Door of Hope Mother & Child Mission Dolls Original c.1900

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Directory: Dolls: Antique Dolls: Pre 1900: Item # 1290200

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The Door of Hope, a Protestant Mission, was created in Shanghai or Canton, China in 1901 to help destitute woman and children. This Original and early Mother and Child Door of Hope Dolls, 11 & 6 inches in height have carved wooden hands, carved pear wood head with black painted hair, and Mother with carved coiled bun pierced with a gold ornamental stick. The hair, eyes and lips are painted and the body is made of cloth stuffed with raw cotton. The clothes are Original on both Mother and Child, with light fading on the shoulders of the Mother. Other than that, no rips, tears, stains or odors. The Mother is missing one tiny pinkie. The girls of the mission hand made each dolls clothing, an exact replica of clothing worn by the Chinese people.  Door of Hope dolls are unmarked, though some dolls had tags. Dolls came together, but believe cloth rope attachment for dolls replaced. If you collect Door of Hope, or just appreciate them for what they stand for, this is a very nice pair to consider.