Saturday, August 20, 2011

Folk Art Black Raggedy doll Rootie Tootie

I've just listed Rootie Tootie on my website. This doll is a nice large doll that sits in a child's chair as if it were made for her. She's got that wonderful ragdoll poseable floppiness and the lower part of her body is rag stuffed so she has good weight. Her eyes are buttons stitched to applique'd muslin circles stitched to her face. Her other facial features are hand embroidered and her beautiful fly-away hair is untwisted rayon cord that my mother purchased in 1942 for a project she never completed. It's tied in knots that are hand stitched to her head.