Antique Dolls and Bears
Fanciful Cloth Dolls
From Tip of the Nose to Curly Toes; Step-by-Step Visual Guide
Paperback ISBN: 160705552x
You don’t have to be a doll maker…if you craft and sew, you’ll love learning how to create a whimsical fairy, an impish elf, or a sweet pincushion girl. All four projects have head-to-toe instructions for fabric sculpting, expressive faces, perfect hair, cute clothes, and an abundance of accessories. Every captivating detail of your keepsake doll will be appreciated for years to come. A charming gallery of variations will inspire you to add personal flair to your creations. Perfect for both beginner and experienced doll enthusiasts—learn the basics, try new techniques, and sprinkle in your own unique embellishing style.
Hopi Kachina Dolls
With a Key to Their Identification
Paperback ISBN: 0826301800
A Hopi Indian will tell you that a kachina is a supernatural being who is impersonated by a man wearing a mask. Small wooden dolls carved in the likenesses of the various kachinas are used to help teach Hopi children the tribal religion and traditions. Each child receives a doll made especially for him by his male relatives. He treasures the doll and studies it so that he can learn to recognize and respect the host of spirit kachinas that people the Hopi world. Kachinas are difficult to classify because different Hopi pueblos have different ideas about their appearance and their functions. The late Dr. Harold S. Colton identified 266 different kinds of kachina dolls, and in this book he describes the meaning, the making, and the principal features of all of them. Each type of doll is pictured in a simplified line drawing. There is also an illustrated key to help the collector identify the various types.
The Complete Guide to Collecting Kachina Dolls
Paperback ISBN: 087358161x
Discusses the religious significance of more than 100 Hopi Indian kachina dolls and provides tips on building a kachina collection
How to Make Heirloom Teddy Bears
Paperback ISBN: 1782211438
Teddy Bears are iconic. Sharing our cots, they are our first friends and accompany us to adulthood. This book lets you share that magic by creating your own bear to hand down through your family. Learn about every aspect of this icon of childhood including the history of Teddy Bears, notes on care and repair, personalizing instructions, and three complete projects supported by full-size templates to build your skills. Create a bear to pass down through your familyPersonalize your bear with different expressions and features3 step-by-step projects accompanied by full size templates
Jan Foulke's Guide to Dolls
A Definitive Identification and Price Guide
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0977292789
Both USA TODAY and THE WASHINGTON POST credit Jan Foulke for producing "the bible of doll collecting."
The Fascinating World of Ningyo
Hardcover ISBN: 0804849773
Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World of Ningyo, is a wealth of information for Japanese art collectors, Asian doll collectors and doll enthusiasts of all levels and interests. Full of beautiful photographs, the book details 18 kinds of widely collected, obtainable and affordable, antique and vintage dolls and figurines (ningyo). Author Alan Scott Pate—the leading American expert on Japanese dolls—writes in illuminating detail about the traditions of each type of doll and shares practical tips on how to collect this amazing Japanese art form. Included in this guide to Japanese ningyo are: - Festival dolls: hina-ningyo, musha-ningyo, tableau dolls - Display dolls: saga-ningyo, gosho-ningyo, isho-ningyo, iki-ningyo - Wood dolls: kamo-ningyo, nara-ningyo, kokeshi-ningyo - Clay dolls: fushimi-ningyo, hakata-ningyo - Mechanical dolls: karakuri-ningyo, kobe-ningyo - Theatrical dolls: bunraku-ningyo, takeda-ningyo - Play dolls: ichimatsu-ningyo, keue saiko
The History and the Dolls
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1932485457