Cultural Ethnic Clothing

Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation

Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation
Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation
Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation
Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation
Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation
Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation
Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation
Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation
Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation
Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation
Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation
Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation

Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation    Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation
These two handsome composition and cloth dolls are lavishly dressed in authentic ethnic costuming. The male in his seated position measures 8 1/2" in height, while his companion is 9 1/4" tall. Both dolls are labeled "Near East Foundation" on the interior of their jackets and wear "Bulgaria" hang tags.

Faces are vibrantly painted and attached to solidly stuffed cloth bodies with jointed arms and legs. Both dolls are dressed in ornate provincial Bulgarian costuming detailed in embroidery, yarn trim, astrakhan (man's hat) and metallic trim (woman's kerchief). The dolls remain in sturdy condition with light dust and discoloration (foxing) to the white portions of their outfits from age and storage.

The man's wooden base is dusty and sustains a chip on its backside in front of its left stool leg. They remain charming and ornately costumed examples of an early Bulgarian culture that is fast fading. The Near East Industries dolls were handmade in Greece by local artisans under the auspices of the Near East Foundation to help refugees in the Balkans circa the 1930s-40s. My photos detail her condition accurately. Though I have tried to provide an honest and detailed description, I may have omitted information that is important to you. I have also provided photos that speak volumes. Please be aware of this additional charge when purchasing this item.

The item "Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation" is in sale since Wednesday, December 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Type\Cultures & Ethnicities". The seller is "dreamalong" and is located in New Boston, New Hampshire.

This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Greece
  • Material: Cloth & Composition
  • Doll Size: 9 1/4" (female) + 8 1/2" (male in seated position)
  • Recommended Age: Adult Collectible
  • Features: Handmade
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Packaging: Without Packaging
  • Brand: Near East Foundation
  • Product Type: Cloth Ethnic Tourist Dolls

Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation    Bulgaria Composition & Cloth Tourist Ethnic Dolls 1930-on Near East Foundation