Yesterday my sister and I had a day out in New Norfolk in the Derwent Valley. We like the town because it has several antique shops, not all of them the expensive kind. Our current favourite is a big one at a place called Willow Court. Willow Court was once known as the Royal Derwent Hospital and was used as a mental hospital. I hope to write about it in the near future in my other blog.
We had a very interesting time browsing although there were not a lot of dolls on this occasion. We did find a small basket of miscellaneous dolls all priced at $5. One of them was this hard plastic, sleep eyed doll in national dress. I am not sure what country she represents but it puts me in mind of Singapore. I have several other costume dolls similar to this one and as some are childhood dolls I am pretty sure that this one dates to the early/mid 1960s. Her hair is glued on mohair and she has strung arms. I think she is rather nice.
Here are some of my other costume dolls who are similar. One poor girl lost her hair while being stored.
I like the eyes on this one and her batik outfit. Lovely!