Mystery Antique Folk Art Cloth Doll Pattern



I have seen quite a few dolls made like this doll above which I once owned. There are enough of them out there with very similar shape that it must have been an available pattern in the late 19th or early 20th century. There is a pattern for a similar doll drafted by Cindy Taylor Oates in a booklet called Amanda Lou, which you can purchase used on Amazon here

Oldwellantiques has listed the doll below:


You can see she has a similar body to the other dolls in this post:





Ebay seller possum1358 has listed the following doll:






And finally, Kingieee has this doll below for sale:



Do you know anything about these old chunky baby dolls?  Are you aware of an early cloth doll pattern with the same shape? Please leave a comment or contact Dixie.  

1 comment:

  1. My aunt, a dollmaker and collector, found a very similar cloth baby doll - "froggy" legs, seam up the middle of the turtle-like face, hand-painted features - at a flea market near Little Rock, Arkansas in the 1970s. She thought it was wonderful, despite her two sisters' very vocal doubts, and the doll has a place of honor in what is now my collection now. And yes, "Frog Baby" is very cuddly!

    Susan B.

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