Offered for sale rare collection of family dolls, 3 ethnic dolls, mother with boy and girl. This family dolls were bought about twenty years ago from the excessive tribal art collector who spend in India more than 50 years during her career/life. The lady was American dentist and she lived and work in different regions in India. After she passed away in her Washington DC home, her belongings and huge collection were auctioned. The mother doll is the tallest figure 19", boy is 13" and girl is 9.
They are very hard stuffed doll with some kind of natural dry grass or stow/cloth. Body is covered with canvas cloth, traditional cloth, India peasant dress. Face contures, nose, eyes, eyebrows are hand stitched/embroidered. Kid's heads are covered with black cloth on the back, girl has natural hear, decorative glass necklace as a head dress, earnings....Boy is wearing kind of silky turban? Kids bodies are much more simple than mothers. Girl has accented- bust- body parts. Special attention is given to the fingers on arms and feet. They have hand stitched every little finger. Strong serious character with big eyes. They look like to each other, and on the first sight you are able to see that they are a family, actually made by the same hands/artist. Bodies are wrapped in a hand dye cloth and wrapped with patina-ted gold tone ribbon.
Those 3 dolls reminds me of a mammy dolls, similar in style, or bronze/brass Dokhra tribal art. Possibly they are ceremonial dolls? Please see all my pictures regarding the primitive style, craft and small details. Rare, unusual, folk art cloth doll family offered for sale during coming holiday season. Hope someone will like them and treasure as I did.
Fill free to ask any additional question. The item "Rare Antique Hindu Tribal Hand Made Ethnic Cloth DOLLS Folk Art Primitive Mammy" is in sale since Wednesday, January 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Material\Cloth".
The seller is "jovanova21" and is located in Bethesda, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.