Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Loved Through the Years: Three Centuries of Black Dolls
Here I am with Lee Mecum who helped put this together, and Carolyn Mills Allen who had her collection of contemporary dolls at the exhibit.
The Delta Arts Center people did a wonderful job setting up the dolls.
Here's my group of dolls. They are for sale.
Joyce Stamps had her collection of dolls mostly made by slaves. They were so beautiful.
One of my large dolls. I will tweak the pattern and make some a little smaller.
Here's Emma, the last doll made for the show. She almost didn't make it.
I even spoke about my doll making journey. My ongoing journey.
I so love this one in this beige dress. So simple but very cool.
Carolyn and her collection.
There were some dolls based on the Hitty character.
I love this little doll with her mirror. I was able to get her reflection in it.
More of Joyce's dolls.
This doll is made from a whisk broom. I don't even know if they still make those these days.
I so love this little doll. She's a puppet doll. You stick your hand underneath her dress and your fingers go into her head and arms. I've got to get a more detailed pic of her. I love puppets.
The tall doll is a door stop and the oldest in the group. Her base is a can and filled with probably sand. Her face is embroidered silk and is showing wear. She was made around 1800.
I love her little face and her blue dress.
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