Plastic doll, linen, mohair, felt, lace and nylon
220 mm (approx. height)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
A costume doll dressed as a Swiss girl. She is made of plastic with a swivelling head and jointed shoulders and hips. She has moulded and painted facial features with open-and-shut blue eyes, and wavy blonde mohair hair styled in a bun at the back of her neck. She is wearing a (slightly dirty) linen dress which has a full, red-and-white striped skirt with a band of narrow black braid approximately halfway down, a black felt-like bodice and long white sleeves. There is very narrow white lace along the square neckline, and a white moulded plastic flower at the centre front. It fastens at the back with two small press studs with shiny black covers. Underneath she has black nylon knickers which are edged with narrow black lace. Her hat is a wide black felt brim, decorated near the front with a single white plastic flower with a green stem.
Donated to the Museum of Childhood by Miss K Hall in 1991