Tuesday 24 July 2012

BOLIVIA (Kullawada dancers), DENMARK and FINLAND dolls

Here we have Kullawada folk dancers and (below), a doll dressed in a cholita outfit, from BOLIVIA.  The Kullawada dance represents the social class of weavers and textile workers.  Also listed is a fisherman doll  from DENMARK and a SuomaLainen Kansallispuku doll from FINLAND.
For more pictures and information about the Kullawada folk dance and dolls, please see the website.  Thank you.  Carole.

BOLIVIA - (Kullawada folk dancers)
(Website Id:  America - Bolivia - 005, 005A, 005B and 005C)
 BOLIVIA - (woman in cholita outfit)
(Website Id:  America - Bolivia - 006)
 DENMARK - (fisherman)
(Website Id:  Europe - Denmark - 0014)
 FINLAND - (Suomalainen Kansallispuku)
(Website Id:  Europe - Finland - 008)
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Sunday 15 July 2012


A few years ago I read that a planganologist is the name given to a person who collects dolls, and that it comes from the Greek word "plangon" meaning doll.  I have never heard of this term since so I have looked it up on Google, and sure enough it says that a Planganologist is a collector of dolls, but it does not mention "plangon" being the Greek word for doll.  So now you know (if you didn't already know before!)  I like to know these things!
Here I am listing dolls from UKRAINE, NETHERLANDS, ALGERIA and LEBANON.
For more pictures and information, please see the website.  Thank you.  Carole.
UKRAINE - (welcoming doll)
(Website Id:  Europe - Ukraine - 006)
 NETHERLANDS - (Achterhoek, Gelderland)
(workers costume)
(Website Id:  Europe - Netherlands - 0014, 0014A and 0014B)
ALGERIA - (Petitcolin doll)
(Website Id:  Africa - Algeria - 005)
(Website Id:  Africa - Algeria - 004)
 LEBANON - (Two dolls.  Not a pair)
(Website Id:  Asia - Lebanon - 009)
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Friday 6 July 2012

DOLLS FROM GREECE, ITALY and GUATEMALA (and more miniature knitting)

GREECE (Rhodes), ITALY, and GUATEMALA (street vendor)
PLUS - more miniature knitting.
Here are a few more dolls from Europe and America.
I am also listing two little dressed dolls which I managed to knit outfits for whilst recuperating from a cracked pelvis.  (It is a good excuse to sit down!).  The dolls were rather difficult to photograph as they are so small, and I am not the world's best photographer!  
The two tiny dolls are just 2" high.
For more information and pictures, please see the website.  Thank you.  Carole.

GREECE (Rhodes)
(Website Id:  Europe - Greece (Rhodes) - 003 and 003A)
 ITALY - Lombardy region
(A Magis Roma doll)
(Website Id:  Europe - Italy - 0023)
 GUATEMALA - street vendor
(Website Id:  America - Guatemala - 004 and 004A)
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(Website Id:  (Dioramas) Europe - Wales - 0039)
This outfit was knitted with no. 100 crotchet cotton, on no. 21 knitting needles.
(Website Id:  Europe - Wales - 0040)
This outfit was knitted with no. 80 crotchet cotton on no. 20 knitting needles.

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