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    Posted 9 years ago

    ronsoverst…
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    This is one of hundreds of dolls from the same owner. There were many unusual dolls but this one really sticks out in my mind. Maybe because as an artist I like hand made things.
    It seems that someone spent a good deal of effort and skill to paint and fashion this doll as well as create it.
    It looks like a real piece of folk art.
    Anyone have any clues about its origin or age?
    Manakin I am anxious to hear what you have go say. It seems to resemble some antique dolls.
    Ron

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    1. ronsoverstuffedattic, 9 years ago
      Yes very skillfully painted. The fabric is also unusual. Looks like fabric taken from actual clothes.
    2. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      Hi Ron
      She is a novelty doll made for tourists from around 1950. She is made of composition and her floss hair is very common to see Mexico use on their dolls .
    3. ronsoverstuffedattic, 9 years ago
      I love the folk art feeling of it.
      Ron

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