Submitted by k2dtw December 15th, 2010
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This is a little Ribbon Art Doll. Originally they were home projects, with patterns that came in the beautiful old arts & crafts magazines from the 1920’s-1940’s. Their bodies are paper and they are dressed with silk ribbons and sweet fabric pieces, trimmed with bits and pieces of lace and feathers, and then framed.
There are different styles of Ribbon Art Dolls… beautiful Victorian Ladies and Brides, but I am always drawn to the Art Deco Ladies, they always seem to be a little wild and crazy and always a lot more fun…

7 Responses to “RIBBON ART…”

  1. Allee Willis

    This is gorgeous. I’ve never seen one of these before. I love that someone made this from a pattern in an old arts and crafts magazine. I love putting things like this together so know how much fun someone had making it.

    Do you still find a lot of these around? I’m usually looking for more modern things so maybe my eyes just glanced over these and not realized what they were looking at.

    How big is this? And is the background something ripped out of a magazine?

  2. k2dtw

    Thank you.. The Deco Ladies are hard to find… Most are, this one is 8″ x 11″…and framed on a flat black background, sorry about all the husband reflection…whoops..
    It would have been so cool if they had continued thru the years, to be able have a art doll in the style of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s would be so great. It might be a little harder to get those 80’s shoulder pads behind glass???…LOL

  3. Douglas Wood

    I’ve found three of these types of pictures through the years and they’re all in my mother’s bathroom at the moment. But none are quite as sultry as this one– love the cigarette holder and the pose– they really raise the bar.

  4. windupkitty

    holy cow…beautiful, so amazingly beautiful! I’ve never seen one of these in person, but I’ve seen them on ebay….I just love the picture…she’s so lovely!