Musical Cloth Dolls

Name: Musical Dolls

Made by and When: Lorna Paris, 2008

Material: Cloth

Marks: 2008/Doll Art by Lorna Paris (on back)

Height: 8 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Handmade wigs with rosette headbands/hand-painted facial features

Clothes: Painted dresses and shoes

Other: Made to sit, these three dolls are examples of Paris’ musical dolls. They are similar but one-of-a-kind hand-painted dolls with a music box. When the key in the back is wound, the heads move in a circular motion as Brahms’ Lullaby plays.

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