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Very small dolls

Pictured here are, to the best of my knowledge, the very smallest dolls in the Narodna Radinost range. As the dolls are hand made sizes do vary and so the numbers provided are rounded up or down to the nearest half inch. The tiny doll above is designed to be a bookmark and so has a hand woven tape attached to her back. A similar doll features in The How To Book of International Dolls by Loretta Holz* which is incorrectly identified as Hungarian. Not widely available, these tiny dolls do pop up from time to time on online auction sites.


Much more common are the 3 or 3.5" pairs joined by a length of woven tape which were very popular as souvenirs given their size and ease of display. The facial detail is obviously less elaborate on these tiny dolls and they are usually found only in the Serbian folk costume of Sumadija  or sometimes in the Croatian folk costume of Konavlje. Occasionally these tiny dolls , and indeed the larger 5" dolls, can be found attached to small rounds o…

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