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Sunday, 19 March 2017

A FEW MORE DOLLS FOR SALE

Today I am listing a few more costume dolls for sale, which I have as duplicates, hence I am adding them onto the "DOLLS FOR SALE" page.
The dolls are from SPAIN, AUSTRIA, and PORTUGAL (Madeira).

For photos and details of the dolls, please see the page:  "DOLLS FOR SALE" at the top, right hand corner of this page.  Thank you.
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PLEASE NOTE:  I am unable to add new dolls onto my website at the moment, as I will be changing my Server, and I will also be having some "up-dating" work done on my website.  In the meantime, I will continue to catalogue more dolls ready to put onto my new website, and I will also add on more dolls for sale, as and when I have any.  I am also planning on adding TWO new pages onto my website, but this may take a bit of time, so please keep watching!
Many thanks.
Carole.
DOLLS FOR SALE:

SPAIN

AUSTRIA

PORTUGAL (MADEIRA)

Carole
ENJOY!

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Saturday, 4 March 2017

FOR ALL FELLOW DOLL ENTHUSIASTS!

A friend of mine is currently undertaking a research project about dolls in national/regional/indigenous dress.  
Below is a request from Emma who would like to chat to anybody who collects these types of dolls.

NOTE FROM EMMA:

Hello fellow doll collectors/enthusiasts!

I am a PhD student currently undertaking a research project about dolls in national/regional/indigenous dress.  I am very keen to chat to anybody who collects these types of doll!

If you would be willing to discuss this with me, I should be very grateful if you could contact me on 
e.v.jackson@pgr.reading.ac.uk or 'phone number (+44) 0115 8408431 or (+44) 0797 1840176.  We could arrange to chat over the 'phone or Skype, or I could send you some questions via email, whichever is convenient to you!

Thank you very much,

Emma Jackson
PhD candidate, University of Reading, United Kingdom.

MEXICO

GUATEMALA

Carole.
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Thursday, 16 February 2017

DOLLS FROM BERMUDA, KOSOVO and INDIA (Rajasthan)

Today I have added dolls from BERMUDA, KOSOVO and INDIA (RAJASTHAN).
You can see more information about the dolls, and more photos, on the website.  Thank you.
I still have lots of dolls to list, time permitting!
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I have also listed three more dolls onto the "DOLLS FOR SALE" page.  There is a hand made doll from JAMAICA and also two little Gombey Dancers from BERMUDA.  For more information, please see the "DOLLS FOR SALE" page at the top, right hand side of this page.  Thank you.
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BERMUDA - (Gombey Dancer)
(America - Bermuda - 006, 006A and 006B).

KOSOVO
Website Id:  (Europe - Kosovo - 001 and 001A)

INDIA (Rajasthan)
Website Id:  (Asia - India (Rajasthan) - 002)

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DOLLS FOR SALE

(Please see the "DOLLS FOR SALE" page
for further information.  Thank you.)
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BERMUDA - (Gombey dancers)
(Bermuda - BG/0079)

JAMAICA
(Jamaica - BG/0078)
Carole


ENJOY!
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Monday, 6 February 2017

NEW DOLL MAKER added - Utzil Workshop, plus two more DOLLS FOR SALE

Today I have added the Doll Maker - the "UTZIL - doll workshop" in Guatemala.
For more information about the Doll Workshop, please see the "DOLL MAKERS" page at the top, right hand corner of this page.  Thank you.

GUATEMALA
Website Id:  (America - Guatemala - 006 and 006A)

GUATEMALA
Website Id:  (America - Guatemala - 006 and 006A)

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I have also added two more DOLLS FOR SALE - from FIJI and IRELAND.

You can see these two dolls for sale, on the page - "DOLLS FOR SALE" at the top, right hand corner of this page.
FIJI

IRELAND

Carole
ENJOY!
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Saturday, 14 January 2017

DOLLS FROM ARMENIA and SLOVENIA (and DOLLS FOR SALE)

DOLLS FROM 
ARMENIA and SLOVENIA

I have added a pair of dolls from ARMENIA and a doll from SLOVENIA onto the website.  For more photos, and more information about the dolls, please see the website.  Thank you. 


I have also added five dolls for sale (on the "DOLLS FOR SALE" page), - France (Santon doll), New Zealand (Maori), England (historical doll), Wales, and Saint Lucia (Topsy-turvy doll)
For information about the dolls, please see the "DOLLS FOR SALE" page.  Thank you.
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ARMENIA - (pair of dolls)
Website Id:  (Asia - Armenia - 004, 004A, 004B and 004C)

SLOVENIA
(Website Id:  (Europe - Slovenia - 004 and 004A)

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DOLLS FOR SALE

FRANCE - (Santon doll)

NEW ZEALAND - (Maori)

ENGLAND - (Historical doll, Nell Gwyn)

WALES

SAINT LUCIA - (topsy-turvy doll - first side)

SAINT LUCIA - (topsy-turvy doll - second side)

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MY NEW FRIEND!
A horse who followed me on one of my walks.

  Hello!

I think he likes me.

Carole.
ENJOY!

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Sunday, 8 January 2017

GUATEMALA HAT/HEADDRESS

GUATEMALA HAT/HEADDRESS
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GUATEMALA
(SANTIAGO ATITLAN DOLL)

On my last Post I showed you some lovely Guatemalan dolls.
What a stunning hat/headdress!  My first impression was that it was a colourful headband, but it is MORE than that, as you can see from the photos below.  It really is special!
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A friend of mine has sent me the following photos which she took in Guatemala, of a lady making up a hat with colourful ribbons, and with her kind  permission I have been able to show them to you here.
I am amazed at the work involved in making up the hat.  

The ladies in the photos are both Guatemalan.
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A lady making up her hat/headdress, using colourful ribbon.






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GUATEMALA
(SANTIAGO ATITLAN DOLL,
wearing a traditional hat/headdress).

Carole
ENJOY!
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Saturday, 31 December 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 
TO ALL MY
FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS
FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD




I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all my friends and followers, for all the support you have given me during the year.  It makes my website all worth while!  I love hearing from you!  My website has opened up a lot of interesting opportunities for me, and through it, I have "met" some very interesting people, some of them personally, and from different countries.

I have many "doll" friends around the world, including America to Indonesia, Russia to Africa, Asia to Australia, and even the remote Island of Pitcairn, which makes it all so interesting for me.  It is a truly wonderful thing for me to have "met" you on-line, and I hope you will continue to follow me.
Just in December alone, I have had over 4,000 visitors to my website.  What a wonderful thing!  I hope I will continue to hold your interest.

This time of the year is a special time, looking forward to the future, travelling to fresh places, and meeting more lovely people.  But it is not quite so happy for some people, who have lost loved ones, or are homeless, so let us spread happiness around the World, and let us help as many as we can.  The old saying is:  "Give a smile, get a smile", and make someone's day a lot happier for them.  
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BULGARIA - (A January 1st. doll)
Website Id:  (Europe - Bulgaria - 006)

Approximately 18" high (including tall mask).  A January 1st. Festival doll.  Men in Bulgaria (and other countries) are dressed like this to scare away the "dark forces".  The bells these dancers wear are sheep's bells and a real male dancer wears a total weight of 35 kilos of bells to dance with!  Everything about the dance is based on the bells.
His body is plastic which has been covered over with fabric, and his head has been replaced with a mask.
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HAPPY DOLL HUNTING FOR 2017, and THANK YOU ALL, once again.
Carole.
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