I carved this doll inspired by a beautiful example of 19th c. wooden doll. Lady Mary Elaine is dressed in antique textiles, the graceful design and colors of her clothing highlight her beauty and the exquisite hand-carving. She has a wonderful patina with just the right amount of wear. I hope you enjoy viewing the pictures of this amazing doll!
Hand-carved from linden wood, she is jointed at the hip and knees so she can sit nicely.
She is wearing a two-piece gown, consisting of bodice and skirt. The stomacher is made from a lovely Victorian ivory silk brocade textile. 19th c. Mechlin lace applied to the sleeves and top of stomacher.
She is full of detail and her clothing is stunning!
A close-up of this is mid 19th century quilted roller printed cotton. It dates to around 1850s. This beautiful textile was printed in France using hand carved wooden blocks. The hues of blue, fuchsia, pink and brown colors have aged
to lovely pleasing pastels colors......time bestows to beauty!
CLOTH POCKET: Amazing and rare OTTOMAN silk and metallic embroidery on linen. Northern Epirus,
today part of Albania, 18th-19th c.
My doll's apron is gorgeous. This Victorian Era textile is a combination of silk and lace in a beautiful ivory color!
And last but not least, Lady Mary Elaine's slippers are quite lovely! Material: 19th c. silk brocade.