Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"Edith" 18th c. Queen Anne Reproduction Doll....SOLD


Meet "Edith", my latest reproduction of a wooden doll from the Georgian Era.
Exquisite hand-carving and period clothing.
Edith is 18 inches tall.

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Any questions or comments,
please email me at soniakrausedolls@gmail.com



Gorgeous 19th c. English silk with lovely embroidery work.







French Capelet: Victorian Era, with a lovely
pattern and trim.


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Her shoes  are quite lovely, embellished with a pair of
antique 19th c. French cut steel doll shoe buckles.
Fully lined, leather soles. 19th c. Brocade Silk.






Tuesday, April 18, 2017

AN UNIDENTIFIED BLACK VICTORIAN, I NAMED HER ANNETTE....SOLD


It's been a while since I made my first black wooden doll.
Following my passion of making dolls, I continue my research and learning about the different lifestyles in the 15th- to the early 20th centuries, specially in Britain, France and America.
 Some time ago, one of the articles that caught my attention was about the exhibition of  "Black Chronicles II" in 11/14 by Autograph ABP, in Rivington Place , London. All of these fascinating photos that were taken in photographic studios in Britain,  have been major part of my inspiration to make my Negra Dolls and I am trying to represent with them the black men and women in Victorian Britain. In my opinion, these are absolutely stunning photos that bring to us new knowledge about the presence of the black people in Britain +100 years ago. These photos contribute immensely to people like me, a doll maker, to expand our vision, create and bring to you my unique representation of  these fantastic "unidentified sitters" .
"Annette" is my representation of an unidentified black Victorian Lady.
Exquisite hand-carving and period clothing.
Annette is  21.5 inches tall.


Any questions or comments,
 please email me at soniakrausedolls@gmail.com


If interested about these fascinating articles and exhibitions, please click the following links :




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My doll has beautiful inset black pupiless glass eyes,
ca. 1880's



Gorgeous hair. Her curls are natural and soft!



She is jointed at shoulders, elbows, hip and knees.
All of her clothing is made from antique fabrics.



Cloth pocket:  19th c. OTTOMAN silk and metallic embroidery on natural homespun cotton



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Here is a close-up of her corset, entirely lined.
Gorgeous Italian early 19th c. brocade textile.



She is full of detail and her clothing is stunning and it makes this lovely Lady stands out! Her skirt is quilted, 19th century  resist woodblock printed cotton. This beautiful textile was printed in France using hand carved wooden blocks.


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Her shoes are made of the same brocade textile used for her corset. Inspired on a pair of 18th c Persian slippers.





Thursday, March 16, 2017

"Lady Adela" Queen Anne Wooden Doll....SOLD

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♥ Dear Jeannelle,
Thank you so much for adopting Lovely Lady Adela and for sharing with us your thoughts about your doll 

" She and I have been getting acquainted and I want you to know that I am so very pleased with her.  I like everything about her lovely clothing and hope to do a little sewing and accessorizing for her in the future.  Her size allows her to have a subtle majesty and her fair hair and delicate eye painting give her countenance a gentle, pleasing quality.  I can see and feel the artistry and time you put into your dolls through having her in my home and I am grateful. I look forward to seeing new dolls and hope I can purchase again. Thank you for such a wonderful experience in communicating with you and buying one of your dolls."
Best wishes,

Jeannelle 

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Exquisite hand-carving and period clothing.
Lady Adela is  23.5 inches tall.

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Any questions or comments,
 please email me at soniakrausedolls@gmail.com





Her dress is made of a beautiful, early example of 
         French Block Printed and Resist Dyed Textile, dating from the 1800's. French examples of these early textiles 

were made using a technique called "picotage", a method of printing dots using carved wooden printing plates studded with metal nails or tacks.







Cloth Pocket: 18th century textile, linen embroidered with silk threads ( Hertfordshire, UK)

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Here is a close-up of her corset, entirely lined.
Gorgeous 19th c. English silk with lovely embroidery work.











 
My doll has beautiful inset black pupiless glass eyes,
ca. 1880's



 Lovely Lady Adela is wearing a double bustle pad sewn in the 19th c. style, it will help her skirt hang and drape nicely. 





 Petticoat:  Victorian Era English trim with a lovely spider web pattern.



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Sunday, February 12, 2017

"Sojourner Truth" Negra Wooden Doll.....SOLD

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♥ THANK YOU RHONDA FOR ADOPTING SOJOURNER TRUTH AND FOR SHARING WITH US YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT YOUR DOLL

Hi Sonia,

Today I safely received Sojourner Truth and was so excited to open the box!  The doll is absolutely stunning, both in costuming and in her look.  She is such a grand size, and I also love how you have affixed her hair.  I took some time also to look at your older posts and I am VERY sure she will not be the last of your dolls I bring home!  As a doll maker also I certainly understand and can see the care and time that have gone into her creation.  

Thank you again for the opportunity.  I am grateful in many ways to have her.  

Rhonda


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" FEBRUARY IS A MONTH TO CELEBRATE THE NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY"

This event has inspired communities nationwide to recognize the central role of African Americans in our country. To celebrate this important event I wanted to create
a special doll, inspired for the history of a woman 
that was born into slavery. "Sojourner Truth
was a Fighter for Freedom" 1797-1883.  If interested about her biography, please read the following link :


I named my doll after her.

"Sojourner Truth" is a fine wooden doll

The hand carving and clothing are exquisite.

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Any questions or comments,
 please email me at soniakrausedolls@gmail.com






She is a large 24 inches hand carved wooden doll.





She is jointed at shoulders, elbows, hip and knees.
All of her clothing is made from antique fabrics.




Her shoes  are quite lovely. Fully lined, leather soles.

19th c. Silk, Blue and Floral Brocade.



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Her apron is a 19th century hand made Brussels net lace in off-white. Another exquisite piece of her clothing that she will use in special occasions.




She has pierced ears. I made her earrings and necklace specially for her. The necklace is made from
Victorian jewelry, silver and a beautiful stone that
combines nicely with the soft colors of her clothing.





Material: Fine example of an early textile, dating from
the Civil War Era. The color of the silk is more like
a pale blue- grayish.



Here is a close-up of her corset, entirely lined.
Gorgeous 19th c. OTTOMAN silk and metallic
embroidery work.

Two-pc. gown. This lovely silk is so very light in weight.



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Double cloth pocket:  19th c. OTTOMAN silk and metallic embroidery on natural homespun cotton.