Lovely old handmade black cloth doll, softly stuffed with cotton, she's made from black cotton sateen. Nicely embroidered face with simply stated features, notice if you can, the tiny red thread that highlights her nostrils and corners of her eyes to give them more depth and feelings and how a simple red mouth wrapped with white can show a toothy grin. She seems happy no matter what she's doing.
Her body's a simple one with a good amount of cotton batting for stuffing, it is one piece with the head and legs. She's able to sit but only if she wants to, preferring to stand among her friends. Her arms are attached at the shoulders and not much stuffing if any, one ends shorter than the other, I think it’s been reattached up higher. Her legs have a small repair on the inside of each, maybe where the stuffing went, I don’t know why else?
What I love most of all is her face and hair, it may be astrakhan or black Persian lamb with some fading or shading to it. A nice touch for this friendly faced doll with a great smile. Her dress is palest lavender possibly linen with neckline trimmed in lace and shirred edge sleeves. It’s neckline has some cotton balls tucked inside, giving her a much needed lift to an absent bosom. Dress is slightly soiled and a bit longer than her legs and that’s Ok. She measures roughly 13” and is possibly c1920 or 30s, I’m no expert..