General description Female doll dressed in East Friesian costume according to her box
Dimensions 14 cm x 9 cm x 8 cm
Date when acquired 2013
Original Date Early 1960s
Source Present from Anne-Marie. Was given to her by her parents when she was a child.
Plastic with sleeping eyes (now stuck) and painted features. Her arms are movable but her legs are rigid. Her reddish hair is drawn back from a central parting into two plaits tied at the back with red ribbon.
She is wearing a moss green silk dress with a black band around the cuffs of her long sleeves and the hem of her long skirt. The neck is straight and high. Around her neck she is wearing a shawl tucked into the belt of her apron. The shawl is crotched with green cotton and has a long fluffy pink fringe. Her apron is a lilac-pink silk and has two black braids with green zig-zags along the bottom. There is a long “ribbon” in red with a white, stylised leaf design weaved into it. She is wearing a stiff white cotton petticoat and knee-length woollen drawers. Her long white socks and low black shoes are painted on.
She is wearing a white lace Doucette cap with a piece of black ribbon behind the front frill and a black ribbon tied in a bow at the back.
Nothing on this doll fits the description for the East Friesian costume, despite the fact her box said she comes from there.
See East Friesland information.