Styles & Subjects
Vintage Cloth Dolls
Probably since humans have been making clothes out of fabric, they’ve made dolls for their kids. In fact, the British Museum possesses a rare, well-preserved linen doll from the early Roman Empire. Often these homemade cloth or “rag dolls”—the term for dolls constructed out of any kind of fabric—are pieced together from rags and scraps of fabric found around the house, although they also can be created from high-quality cotton, silk, velvet,...