Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Oh so rare

I love this doll for many obvious reasons like her face and patina, but one reason for sure would be her fabric. This is one of the rarest of the rare mid 18th century fabrics that one can find today. It is a early painted Indian cotton print. In its day, this import fabric was not costly like silks and would have been far more utilitarian in use. Because so little of it has survived today, its become such a rare treasure.


  1. I just adore your dolls ! I love your precise work and the details of the costume.
    Where can we see and per chance buy your beauties ?

  2. So exquisitely beautiful, both the doll and the fabric. The dress is a triumph, her subtle pale patina goes so perfectly with the ivory, pink & blue tones of the painted fabric. Thank you for sharing such beauty, Lois xxx

  3. I agree, the fabric is wonderful. Funny I like the back of her dress better than the front. And those worn shoes... Oh my!

  4. i'm in danger of stalking your website, i adore your work