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Tuesday, 11 January 2022

 TIME FOR ANOTHER DOLL!

This doll is one of the Tikuna Tribe, who live in the Colombian Amazon Rain Forest, near the borders of Brazil and Peru. The doll is 8.5" high. They are a very artistic Tribe and their talents include wood and stone sculpture, basket making and mask making. They also make bark cloth which they decorate, using vegetable dyes.
When a Tikuna dies, they are buried in a canoe with a top over it. Items which the person may need in their after-life, are put in with the person. In this canoe, they will cross the River of Death. This doll was sourced from a Tikuna Village near Leticia, in the Colombian Rainforest. The doll is made of llachama pounded bark cloth, and is traditionally used by this tribe for making masks, carvings and crafts. His outfit is painted with natural vegetable dyes. DOLL C.2005, Colombia.




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Carole

ENJOY!

Friday, 31 December 2021

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY, AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY

HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

The doll below is a BULGARIAN, JANUARY 1st. Kukeri Festival Doll. (INFORMATION ABOUT THIS DOUBLE-SIDED DOLL, BELOW):

BULGARIA

DOUBLE-SIDED KUKERI FESTIVAL DOLL
JANUARY 1st, DOLL.
Website Id: (Europe - Bulgaria - 005, 005A, 005B, and 005C)

(Front of doll)

(Front face)

(Back of doll)
(Back face)

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS DOLL:

This information was given to me by the Salesman in the shop, from where I purchased the doll in Bulgaria in 2003.

The men dress in these outfits on January 1st. to scare away the "dark forces". The bells these dancers wear, are sheep bells and a real male dancer wears a total of 35 kilos of bells to dance with! Everything about the dance is based on the bells. The costume is made of sheepskin.


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.

STAY SAFE AND WELL!

Carole.

Monday, 13 December 2021

A TECHNICAL ERROR!

NOTE:  THESE DOLLS ARE NOW BACK ON THE WEBSITE, FOLLOWING A TECHNICAL ERROR".  (PHEW!)

        For the last 24 hours I have had a "TECHNICAL ERROR" on my computer, so I have lost the doll photos off my New Post (listed on the 9th. December, 2021), so I will have to put them on again.  Hopefully I will be able to do that tomorrow (Tuesday 14th. December, 2021).  Fortunately my very kind and clever son-in- law dealt with the technicalities with my website " host?" or "server?" for me, (if that is the correct expression!  As you can now tell, Technicalities is NOT my strong point!)  Haha!


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Carole

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PATIENCE!

Thursday, 9 December 2021

DOLLS FROM GERMANY, JAMAICA, NORTH AMERICA and DENMARK

NOTE:  THESE DOLLS ARE NOW BACK ON THE WEBSITE, FOLLOWING A TECHNICAL ERROR".  (PHEW!)

Today I am listing dolls from GERMANYJAMAICANORTH AMERICA and DENMARK.                                                                                                  To see more photos, and information about the dolls, please see the website www.worldcostumedolls.com,  Thank you.  Just click on the Inventory Tag at the top of the HOME PAGE and put in the Code No. for the doll, exactly as it is on this Post, and they will come up.  If you just put in the name of the country, all the dolls I have listed in that country will come up.  


GERMANY (Marburg)
Website Id:  (Europe - Germany - 0042 and 0042A)

JAMAICA
Website Id:  (America - Jamaica - 006)

NORTH AMERICA
Website Id:  (America - North America - 0039 and 0039A)

DENMARK
Website Id:  (Europe - Denmark - 0016)

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A PAIR  OF OWLS AT "THE SMALL  BREEDS FARM"



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Carole
Keep safe and well.

  ENJOY!

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

DOLLS FROM GERMANY, ITALY, EGYPT, RUSSIA and SWEDEN

 Today I am listing dolls from: GERMANY,  ITALY,  EGYPT,  RUSSIA and SWEDEN.

To see more photos, and information about the dolls, please see the Website, www.worldcostumedolls.com.  Thank you.

Just click onto the "INVENTORY TAB" and put in the Code No. for the doll exactly as you see it below, and the dolls will come up.  (If you just put in the name of the Country, all the dolls I have listed in that country will come up)

GERMANY

Website Id:  (Europe - Germany - 0040, 0040A and 0040B)

ITALY

Website Id:  (Europe - Italy - 0017)

RUSSIA
Website Id:  (Europe - Russia - 001) 

EGYPT
Website Id:  (Africa - Egypt - 008 and 008A)

SWEDEN
Website Id:  (Europe - Sweden - 0026)

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I hope you are all keeping safe and well.  All is well here. Since the pandemic started, I have been very busy catching up with lots of jobs at home, but I have still managed to fit in plenty of walks.  I still have lots of dolls to catalogue before they can go onto my website, and hopefully I will be able to get on with that job soon!

I am desperately running out of space to store more dolls, but somehow, I usually manage to find room for them!

I still have dolls which I can post on here for sale, and hopefully, with the darker evenings coming soon, I will be able to settle down to do it!  Thank you all for your patience!

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A beautiful rainbow we saw at the end of our walk last week.


KEEP SAFE AND WELL!
Carole

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Sunday, 12 September 2021

A DOLL FROM PITCAIRN

This very interesting and lovely doll is on my website, but I thought I would like to feature her here today.

PITCAIRN

Website Id:  (Oceania - Pitcairn Island - 001, 001A and 001B)
NOT FOR SALE

 This beautiful doll is 14" high, and is from the Island of PITCAIRN in the South Pacific. She was hand carved by Reynold Warren, a descendent of Fletcher Christian who led a group of Mutineers on the ship - "The Bounty". Reynold Warren was aged 75 years in 2004. (I purchased the doll from the original buyer in 2005). The doll is hand carved out of light weight wood, with painted features. His wife dressed the doll. The grass skirt is made of dried plants from the island. Her necklace is made of painted seeds.

The weather is not suitable to anchor boats near Pitcairn very often - just a few times a year, so the residents come out to the ships in a long boat, to sell their wares to people on the Cruise Ships.
The maker of the doll is the man in the front row on the boat, wearing a short sleeved light coloured shirt and cap. The lady sitting next to him is Betty Christian.
The lady I purchased the doll from, fortunately asked the maker to sign it for her (but he missed the letter "c" out of Pitcairn).

Website Id: (Oceania - Pitcairn - 001, 001A and 001B)

PITCAIRN ISLAND
Website Id:  (Oceania - Pitcairn - 001, 001A and 001B)


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I hope you are all keeping well. Hopefully everything will be back to normal for us all, soon.


Carole

ENJOY!

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

DOLLS FROM COLOMBIA, AUSTRALIA, JORDAN and GREECE

 Today I am listing dolls from COLOMBIA,  AUSTRALIA, JORDAN and GREECE.

For more information about the dolls, and more photos, please see the website (www.worldcostumedolls.com).  Just click onto the INVENTORY TAG at the top of the HOME PAGE, and put in the Website No. for each doll, (exactly as you see it listed here with their photos).  If you just put in the name of the country, all the dolls I have listed for that country, will come up.
(I still have a lot more dolls to list, time permitting!  Where DOES the time go to?)

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COLOMBIA
Website Id:  (America - Colombia - 003 and 003A)

AUSTRALIA 
Website Id:  (Oceania - Australia - 0011)

JORDAN
Website Id:  (Asia - Jordan - 008 and 008A)

GREECE
Website Id:  (Europe - Greece (Peloponnese) - 001 and 001A)


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ALBANIAN COSTUMES
we saw outside a shop in Albania.
2016

Keep safe and well!

Carole

ENJOY!

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