OOAK Mixed Media Doll

Name:  OOAK Mixed Media Doll

Made by and When:  Crafty Sisters, ca. 2004

Materials:  Sculpted clay head, painted cloth (gessoed) arms, legs, and feet; unpainted stuffed cloth body with clay-sculpted bottom

Marks: Unmarked

Height: 25 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black natural-textured (Afro) wig, painted black eyes; smiling mouth with parted lips, and two painted lower teeth

Clothes: Burgundy and white check dress with off-white muslin pinafore and white-eyelet-trimmed pantalettes

Other: Purchased from a vendor who was not the artist in 2004 at the 17th International Black Doll Show and Sale in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; was given the name Eboni Olivia by the curator. This doll was made by one of three doll artists who worked under the name Crafty Sisters in Harlem, New York.

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