Yarn doll

I've found this makes a good base for a string/voodoo style doll. Use a square drinks coaster as a template and wrap the string fewer times for the base skeleton, then wrap the doll as you usually would.

How-To: Civil War Handkerchief Dolls, aka Church Dolls.   Adorable, easy, inexpensive!  Great craft for kids, or fun historical gifts!

How-To: Civil War Handkerchief Dolls, aka Church Dolls. Great craft for kids, or fun historical gifts! - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

1st c. AD Roman Ivory doll, jointed  The most famous Crepereia Triphaena, called after the little Roman girl she belonged to. It is now in the collection of the Musei Capitolini in Rome.

CE Roman Ivory doll, jointed The most famous Crepereia Triphaena, called after the little Roman girl she belonged to. It is now in the collection of the Musei Capitolini in Rome.

Culture/period:   Naqada I Ancient Egypt - female figure in carved bone @Clare Thompson Museum.org

Culture/period: Naqada I, ancient Egypt. Female figure in carved bone, at Clare Thompson Museum.

Ancient Greek children played with many toys, including rattles, little clay animals, horses on 4 wheels that could be pulled on a string, yo-yo's, and terra-cotta dolls.

'Ancient Greek children played with many toys, including rattles, little clay…

Ancient Greek terracotta puppet dolls, 5th/4th cent. BC, National Archaeological Museum, Athens

Ancient Greek terracotta puppet dolls, century BC, National Archaeological Museum, AthensPuppet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ancient Greek terracotta puppet dolls, 4th century BC, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

Ancient Greek terracotta puppet dolls, century B.C, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

Terracotta doll - Roman - Cadiz Museum More At ROMAN ART : FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest

Terracotta doll - Roman - Cadiz Museum More At ROMAN ART : FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest

Early Roman rag doll, Roman doll with gold bracelets found in the coffin of a young girl (late second century B.C.)

Early Roman rag doll, Roman doll with gold bracelets found in the coffin of a young girl (late second century B.

Ivory doll with articulated limbs and an anatomically correct female body. From an underground tomb on the Via di Tor Cervara. 3rd century CE. Rome, Olearia.

Ivory doll with articulated limbs and an anatomically correct female body. From an underground tomb on the Via di Tor Cervara.

Rag Doll Roman, 1st-5th century AD Made in Egypt

British Museum - Rag doll Roman, century AD Made in Egypt A linen doll, filled with rags and papyrus

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