A good friend of mine and her sister at the Antiques and Collectibles show this past weekend, and saw this very funky folk art doll lying under a table. They decided to buy her for me.... just because.
On an otherwise dreary and stressful Monday morning, a parcel wrapped in tissue was handed into my arms. "Here... you must have this", she said!
She is quite old, but we're not sure how old... the seller had no information. Probably around 1920's, we're thinking, based on the costume. She is firmly stuffed with sawdust.
Waist belt medallion made from wooden beads, with some kind of dyed red seed or pit bead in the center, backed by what looks to be a piece of lead foil for a shiny detail.
A rather shapeless smock type frock really, with a dotted Swiss under shift (that you can barely see on the edges of this next shot). The dress is quite short, showing just the edges of her pantaloons underneath... which are linen, I think, trimmed with striped silk.
And then there's those boots! They REALLY look sort of Slavic-Hungarian in style. Definitely prepared for a long cold winter, despite the short dress.