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Mabel by Christine Land

$300.00

Image of Mabel by Christine Land
  • Image of Mabel by Christine Land
  • Image of Mabel by Christine Land
  • Image of Mabel by Christine Land
  • Image of Mabel by Christine Land

Handmade Art Doll by Christine Land

- part of a series of dolls and anchors called Relics of Recovery inspired by some old textiles collected by Christine. These textiles were stitched by men during WW1 when soldiers recuperating from injury in hospitals were given sewing kits to keep their hands and minds occupied. They were encouraged to make tokens of love to send home to their sweethearts and families.
- hand embroidered face
- large stuffed doll to hang or sit on shelf
- hook on back for hanging
- her skirt is made from antique textiles from the early 1900s, including a soldier’s embroidery from WW1 that reads ‘To Mabel From Tom Royal Navy’
- 52cm tall x 27cm wide

Handmade by Christine Land on the South Coast of NSW