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Door of Hope Youth or Student #166-05 SOLD

Status: Sold
Description:
This wonderful Door of Hope youth or student, as he is sometimes called, is 8" high with hand carved and hand painted head, facial features and hair, which is side parted. His elaborate original outfit consists of blue silk brocade jacket with high collar trimmed with black edging and black frog closures. He has a mauve colored silk brocade undercoat with long sleeves, black slacks trimmed with purple cording. Great cloth hand made shoes. Very delicately carved ears and hands, which are hidden underneath his sleeves in the photo. The youth is a rare Door of Hope doll being only 8" high as opposed to the more commonly found adult size of 10 to 11 inches. He is in great condition with no breaks. Very minor soiling. This doll was made c. 1915. Shown with the young lady which is sold separately. The Door of Hope Missions run by Missionaries in China rescued young girls in distress. The wooden portions of the dolls were hand carved by craftsman and the clothing was finely executed with tiny stitches by the girls in the mission. The mission sold these dolls to help support their work during the first portion of the 1900's.


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