Exceptional beauty with sensitive features... This charming, original hand stitched, cloth stuffed , double-ended , two-in-one, "topsy-turvy" back and white, primitive AMERICANA cloth doll, circa 1860s is about 13 1/2 long, all cloth with wonderfully embroidered and sensitively stitched, detailed features. She wears all of her original red & yellow, flower printed clothing and yellow bandanna on the dark girl and pale blue and white striped, antique dress, white cotton blouse and prairie bonnet with mob cap type, face framing ruffle on white girl. Both have sweet expressions and movable simple arms. The skirt can be flipped to cover the opposite doll.
We have seen statements that this type of double-sided doll originated in the south when there were few ethnic dolls for black children and white slave owners only allowed them to play with white dolls! Whatever their origin, this exceptional doll still retains all of her charm. She is in very good condition considering her advanced age with overall light soiling and dress fabric splits. All parts and clothing are original with no repair or additions. Other dolls and great antique photo from this collection are not included and each listed separately.
She has no odors and is from a smoke free home. 25 Please note: nearly all of our items are antique or vintage (usually with some signs of wear due to usage and previous storage).We do our very best to describe and photograph them for you and do not repair, restring, repaint or enhance them in any way as most collectors prefer to find them in their original state. Please use the zoom feature on our photos as they are an important part of the description. Let us know if we can help you with anything else. We have more antique and vintage dolls, dollhouse furniture and antique dollhouse dolls available, each listed separately. We appreciate five star reviews.
If there is a problem with your item, please let us know prior to leaving feedback and we will do our best to make sure you are satisfied. The item "Antique Americana early TOPSY-TURVY African American primitive cloth doll 13 1/2" is in sale since Wednesday, June 14, 2017. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Cloth". The seller is "mitsu-dog" and is located in Sparta, New Jersey.
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