Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Dolls in Puritan costume made in Minnesota in the late 1950s to late 1960s.



This is an example of souvenir dolls made in the town Maple Lake in  Minnesota US in the late 1950 s to late 1960 s. These two dolls portray Puritans.

Tag attached to a man leg reads: Another First by Carlson Manufacturing CO., Maple Lake Minnesota assured quality.
Tag on the women leg reads:  Another First by Carlson Manufacturing CO., Maple Lake Minnesota assured quality 'November Girl'.Limited edition, signed by the manufacturer.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Hungarian doll from Mezokovesd made in 1960s



This is an example of a vintage hand-made doll from the Mezokovesd district in the Northern part of Hungary, made in the early 1960s.
Matyo is the name given to Magyars (Hungarian people) who are locals of the Mezokovesd district. Szentistvan is one of their villages.
This doll wears Mezokovesd costume with a Matyo style of hand emboidered apron. What makes this vintage doll special is also the fact the Matyo embroidery in more recent years has become acknowledged under the provisions of the UNESCO's Convention for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage (in force since 2006).
The doll sits on a wooden chair. In the sitting position doll height is 32 cm.