Monday, August 7, 2017

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

Thank you Christiane for sharing your thoughts about your doll

Hi Sonia,
Lovely Silvana safely arrived after a very fast travel over the ocean.
She is joining a large family of dolls, mainly antique bisque headed and some wooden ones. Among these dolls quite a few are black just like she is and, unlike most of these, she has a well defined ethnic face. I love that face and the gleaming of her eyes. Her dress and undergarments material are beautifully chosen and crafted.
One might think I’m lonely, an old woman seeking company in dolls but in fact that’s me who am keeping them company, me and my children and grandchildren.
In this happy old house, Silvana will be well loved.
Many thanks Sonia, be blessed for your talent.

  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".

Any questions or comments,
 please email me at


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.