Wooden doll, linen, cotton, mohair, velvet, ribbon and lace
122 mm (height)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
A small wooden doll in Victorian costume. She is jointed at the waist with a wooden pivot - her arms appear to be loose inside her sleeves but glued to the insides of her cuffs. She has a carved head with painted facial features and white mohair hair styled in a long plait at each shoulder. Her hands are carved into fingers, and her feet, carved with her legs as one piece, are painted black. She is wearing a pleated dark blue linen skirt which is lined with cotton patterned with pink, brown and cream flowers on a white background. Her bodice is of light blue linen with a broad dark red velvet sash round the waist over which a piece of narrow red ribbon is tied at the back. Over the skirt is an apron made from blue, red and white checked cotton edged at the bottom with narrow white lace. On her head is a cap made from the same fabric as the waist sash. This has a band of cream lace near the face edge, and a red bow under the chin.