Thursday, February 8, 2018

"Priscilla" Hand-carved wooden doll ...SOLD

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“Priscilla is an unbelievable artistic creation ! The superb 

lifelike carving of the face makes her a portrait figure and not

a doll.The authentic fabrics and costume style transforms 

her into a lady of the period. Sonia you have surpassed 

yourself”


Priscilla is my representation of a young black woman, that was brought from the West Indies to the British 
Empire in the 18th century.
At her arrival, she became a lady's maid.
I dressed  Priscilla in clothing that is historically inspired.
She stands just over 19 inches tall.

Any questions or comments,
please email me at soniakrausedolls@gmail.com



She is fully jointed. The hand-carving and clothing are exquisite. 
All of her clothing is made from antique fabrics. 





Her clothing is a faithful period reproduction.
Priscilla was in my project board for many weeks ago, I had
so much fun with her new mom talking over the phone and exchanging ideas and emails in recreating  her 
beautiful clothing. The red fabric is a beautiful 
example of early 19th-century textile, block printed, painted mordant-and-resist-dyed. The madder brown cotton
 calico is probably American in origin  though may have been printed in England. 








Her black silk shoes are embellished with glass beads and beautiful torchon metal trim, both materials dating 
from the Victorian Era.