International Dressed Composition Dolls
This group of girls seems to be representative of Eastern Europe. The first two are untagged. A lavish use of velvet, sequins, and ribbons is evident.
The third girl is
attired in organdy with embroidered organdy trim. Delicate lace cap
has a long veil in back over the same length of dark material. She is
tagged "Hungarian Bride."
The fourth girl is
not identified but wears a laced dirndl, cotton stripe skirt, and
floral lace cap. The last girl is a bit unusual.......may even be
from a Mideast region. She wears a cotton turban cap. Striped cotton
skirt and apron. The artist even had embroidered tiny red flowers by
using French knots on her yellow collar or shawl.
She had to be photographed by herself as the large multicolor lace cap obstructed any others in the photo. Tagged "Czechoslavakia-Moravia." Her costume is organdy, embroidery and multicolor ribbons. Very striking!
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A tiny basket
perched on the head of the girl on the left. She may represent a
South American country. Large hoop earrings and a skirt hand
embroidered by her creator. I am still amazed at the small detail
that received personal attention as she dressed this army of dolls.
The second girl has
a tag "Guatemala-Festival." Wears small wire bracelets and
beads. The girl is not identified but also suggests the same area in
her festive satin dress.
The last girl wears
a woven straw hat which suggests Peru. She wears very detailed tiny
sandals created from the same trim she wears at her waist.
On the left is a darling little girl with the most detailed bonnet. She wears a tiny vest with very teeny metal bead buttons. Her handwritten tags identify her as "Saguenay (French Canadian)."
The second girl is
not tagged but suggests region in the United Kingdom. Perhaps Welsh?
The next girl wears
multi floral weskit, kerchief, and apron. She is tagged "Yugoslavia."
The fourth girl
bears no identification, but the scarf and apron suggest she is also
from Eastern Europe. Again, there is generous use of antique metallic
The last girl is
tagged as "Mary of Old Ireland." She wears a plaid shawl
with wool fringe and long painted white stockings. Strawberry human
Handwritten on a very old torn piece of newspaper is the identity of the girl on the left. "Austria". She wears a satiny gown and wide lace headgear.
the second girl suggests Eastern Europe. She wears a laced dirndl and
white organdy cap and apron.
The girl in the
middle bears tag "Dutch Festival." Large taffeta ruffled
cap and satin dress. This was a hard photo to capture as hats were so
large they resisted grouping.
The fourth young
lady is Eastern Europe in appearance. Floss floral trim on a wool
dress. The last girl has a Spanish or South American demeanor.
Sequinned bow on satin skirt with wide lace hat.
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