Dolls representing the finest quality Folk Art of and by Black Americans. Most dolls were handmade by a mother for her child or for a child she cared for. Clothing was made from discarded rags & hand me down clothes. The artist applied her own special touch to the embroidered features, special clothes, unique hair, to have thumbs, ears and feet are sought after qualities. Most dolls were girls, twins became popular in the late 40s to 50s, patterns were sold to create them in the late 40s.