Needle-Felted Doll

Name: Needle-felted Doll “Nayeli”

Made by and When: Sue Sizemore, 2018

Material: Wool

Marks: None

Height: 8 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Long black hair made of curly yarn, black beaded eyes with white felted sclerae, painted mouth

Clothes: Dressed in a peach and white dress with white ribbon at the waist, which matches the white ribbon in the hair; white eyelet slip, needle-felted white panties, and black needle-felted shoes over which are added white socks and white faux leather shoes. The doll has an off-white needle-felted teddy bear.

Other: Nayeli is the artist’s first dark-skinned needle-felted doll and is a one-of-a-kind. Named “Nayeli” by the curator, which means “I love you” in the language of the Zapotec Indians of Mexico.

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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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