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Beatrix is a Wooden Doll Reproduction. She is my representation of a
12 year old British girl wearing a dress with leading strings. In the 18th c. the use of these long fabric strings were very popular on the dresses of older girls, the use was symbolic of a girl's need for parental guidance. The term "leading strings" was replaced for "leading reins" at the beginning of the 19th century and it became very popular and fashionable on the lady's dresses.
Beatrix is wearing a 2 pc silk gown. The 19thc. green silk is stunning!. this picture shows the actual color, it is a light green, so exquisite and rare to find.
A close-up of the beautiful silk and metallic embroidery
The textile I used for making her cloth pocket is
a 18th c. linen embroidered with silk threads.
All of her clothing is made from antique textiles.
Embroidered cotton petticoat. Chemise with 3/4-length sleeves
and underarm gussets. Her antique quilted hip pads will help her
skirt hang and drape gracefully.
Hand-carved from linden
has a one-piece carved wooden head and torso, fully jointed. She has finely carved hands. She has a wonderful patina, so much nicer in person! wood, Beatrix
Her stockings and shoes are made with textiles dating around early 1900's.