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Great big bold black man folk art cloth doll 20" C. 1890-1900

Great big bold black man folk art cloth doll 20" C. 1890-1900


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Directory: Dolls: Antique Dolls: Cloth: Pre 1910: Item # 1379025

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Great big bold mitten hands on this black cloth boy doll. He makes me think of Gees Bend quilts from Alabama made from the scrap bag. He has an embroidered face with pencil lines under so the embroidery so it could have been done later or it was a guide to how they wanted to sew it. He is heavy and feels like he is stuffed with rags but also some packed fairly hard cotton. He is made from old dungarees material. The arms are the conventional worn blue denim and his head and body including legs are black denim that from washing and sunlight are now gray. He has sewn on black with white stripe socks. The top of his head is painted black for hair of maybe a cap. He has a 1 1/2" hole in the back of his head inflicted by the enemy no doubt. He is one big strong cookie and probably made some little boy proud. He is 20" tall and is circa 1890-1900 and a great piece of folk art.