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These traditional, faceless Amish dolls make beautiful display pieces that add warmth to any room. This boy and girl pair are hand-made with quality materials and carefully hand-sewn; even the hat and kapp are hand-made! Drawing on years of experience sewing quilts and her own clothing, Ruth puts loving care into every one of her creations. These precious dolls come with everything seen here including hat, kapp, and a boy's vest.
Fabric is a quality poly/cotton blend.
17" high from foot to head
Why do Amish dolls have no face? There is no set answer for this question, but many possibilities! Starting back in America's pioneer days, dolls were often made from corn husks and did not have faces. It may also spring from the Amish tradition of following the second commandment (Exodus 20:4) where God says, "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing". It also would prevent the pride issue of who has the prettiest doll. Today, the faceless doll is more a tradition than a practice as most dolls in Amish homes have faces. Dolls are costly and time-consuming to make by hand, so most have inexpensive store-bought dolls. Mothers and daughters work together to make Amish-style clothes to dress them.
This doll was made in the USA.