TIME FOR ANOTHER DOLL!
Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Friday, 31 December 2021
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):
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!
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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THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PATIENCE!
Thursday, 9 December 2021
Today I am listing dolls from GERMANY, JAMAICA, NORTH 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.
A PAIR OF OWLS AT "THE SMALL BREEDS FARM"
Keep safe and well.
Wednesday, 13 October 2021
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)
Website Id: (Europe - Italy - 0017)
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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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Sunday, 12 September 2021
This very interesting and lovely doll is on my website, but I thought I would like to feature her here today.
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.
Wednesday, 18 August 2021
Today I am listing dolls from COLOMBIA, AUSTRALIA, JORDAN and GREECE.