Posted 2 years ago
I found these two little wooden dolls in a thrift shop. They are a bit beat up but interesting. The larger doll is 6 inches tall; the small is approximately 5 inches. The heads have pegs in the centre which fit into a hole in the conical neck. They both have bands, upper and lower, of what looks like striped silk fabric. It's a bit difficult to see but the larger has what appears to be ink drawing of trees and the smaller an ink drawing of a bird on a bush, the bird is a beautiful light blue colour as are the two thin elliptical paint marks on the top of this dolls head. The larger doll has the same markings but in red. They are both made out of a fairly hard wood but are definitely machine made. I wondered if they might have been circa WWII and made for a cheap souvenir. If anyone has seen any like this before and knows a little about them I would love to hear it. Thank you.