Topsy Turvy Doll Kit Historical Folk Toys 2006, New In Un-opened Original Packaging 4716 Collectible
Topsy Turvy Doll Kit Historical Folk Toys 2006, New In Un-opened Original Packaging, #4716 Two dolls in one!
This is the classic antebellum doll that is actually two dolls in one. Our Topsy-Turvy Doll Kit (4716) includes pattern, instructions, fabric, stuffing, lace, yarn, turning stick, embroidery floss, needle, thread and historical background of the the doll. Fabrics will vary. Finished doll is approximately 14 inches in length. Topsy-Turvy Dolls became popular in the southern United States around the time preceding the American Civil War. These dolls could have been made for slave children by their mothers so they could have a "hidden doll" when the master was around. Or, the dolls could have been made for the child(ren) of the slave owner so that they could roll play. The specific reason(s) and origin for these "turnabout dolls" are unknown, but they became very popular dolls.
* muslin and black cotton fabric for the bodies
* two different colored printed fabrics for the dresses
* one printed piece of fabric for the headscarf
* Osnaburg fabric for the apron
* yarn for hair
* turning stick
* embroidery floss
* pattern and instructions.