Wednesday, July 26, 2017

"Matilda", Hand-carved Black Wooden Doll.....SOLD

Thank you Anita for sharing with us your thoughts about your doll!

Dear Sonia,
The wonderful Matilda has arrived!!! Once again, an amazing, lovely, 
beautiful doll... I feel so fortunate to have her here ...
Your work is so wonderful... amazing artist!
Thank you! Anita

"Matilda" is my representation of a young black 
woman that was brought as a servant to 
Great Britain from the West Indies, in the 18th c.
I dressed my doll in clothing that is historically-inspired.

She is 11 1/2 inches tall. 

Any questions or comments,
please email me at

All her clothing is made from antique fabrics.

Here is a close-up of her apron,
Wonderful 19th c. Ottoman silk and metallic
 embroidery work.

......Matilda's hands in the works.
I took this photo before applying the paint.
Exquisite carving !


Her jewelry is made of Victorian glass seed beads.