Indigenous boy ; Felt swivel head doll
Molded wool felt face has applied ears, painted brown eyes that look left, painted dark brows an lashes, a red mouth, dimpled chin, and short black mohair wig. Head swivels. Body is made of molded wool felt with movable arms and legs. Doll wears a light brown tunic of hop-sacking fabric. Tunic has light brown wool felt bodice trimmed at neck with a blue felt strip. A shied outlined in yellow hangs from neckline with yellow, orange, and blue felt strips. Bottom edge of bodice is trimmed with blue and yellow strips. Bottom edges of sleeves and tunic are trimmed with blue and orange felt strips. Trousers made of blue wool felt have a light brown felt fringe attached to pant legs with a brown felt strip. Lower legs are covered with white cotton knit stockings. Shoes are made of black wool felt. Right hand is molded to hold a long carved stick held in place with heavy white thread.
on ribbon tag: LENCI/ MADE IN ITALY
on paper tag: BAMBOLA ITALY/ LENCI/ TORINO/ MADE IN ITALY/ (in pencil) illegible/ 25//
stamped on circular metal tag sewn to back of trousers: 691
on ribbon tag: Lenci/ MADE IN ITALY//
on paper tag: BOMBOLA ITALIA//LENCI/ TORINO/ MADE IN ITALY
stamped on metal tag attached to pants back 691