Silvana is my representation of a young black woman that was brought as a servant to the British Empire
from West Africa, in the 17th-century. It became
fashionable for the wealthy families to have black
servants dressed in elaborate clothing.
I dressed my doll in clothing that is historically inspired.
You will be amazed by this doll ! She is 12".
The hand carving and clothing are exquisite.
Rare and beautiful example of Early 18th-century textile.
Cotton painted mordant-and-resist-dyed probably made in Western India for the British Market.
Her shoes are quite lovely!
Beautiful 19th-century brocade silk.