Wednesday, July 26, 2017

"Matilda", Hand-carved Black Wooden Doll

"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. 

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.

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