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Old Amish Cloth Animal
Old Amish Cloth Animal
Old Amish Cloth Animal
Old Amish Cloth Animal
Old Amish Cloth Animal
Old Amish Cloth Animal

FOLKY!  That’s is the best word that can be used to describe this ever so quirky and charming creature.  What is it?  Your guess is as good as mine, although I think it might be either a dog or a very large mouse.  I also truly believe that it was made by a child judging by its naïve and unpolished nature.

Measuring 4 inches long by 1 3/8 inches high by1 ¼ inches wide, it is entirely and crudely hand-sewn out of a cotton gabardine with contrasting cotton ears, tails and forepaws.  Around its neck is a stain bow and its eyes, mouth and nose are stitched out of cotton floss.  It is stuffed with sawdust and shows evidence of having been relegated to the sewing basket at some time as there are various and sundry pinholes in its back.  There are no rips or tears in the fabric, and condition is very good but showing signs of wear attendant with age and use.

He dates to around the late 19th/early 20th C.

These naïve and primitive pieces are among my favorites as they are as wonderful as they are unique.  Again, this guy would look great sitting in the lap of a cloth doll.

Price: SOLD


The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.


Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Taxes:
Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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