Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Antique Vintage Cloth Dolls

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My favorite ,oh how can I say favorite ? I Love all these real
Vintage cloth dolls,
The upper right hand corner is the black doll dressed in red, Their called "Twins"
I LOVE their history
"Black cloth dolls started appearing in flea markets and antique shops in the 1960s. At the time they represented an anomaly in our cultural awareness as a nation, since black dolls of any kind were very much the exception rather than the rule. The black cloth dolls in the Hatch collection reflect a by gone period of American craftsmanship, which included the sewing skills of women, and particularly those of African American women.Pat Hatch started collecting black cloth dolls thirty-five years ago, and now has well over a hundred dolls. Most of the dolls were made between 1870 and 1920. They are extraordinary, all handmade and one-of-a-kind, with an expressiveness that takes one by surprise, never stylized in any way. "

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