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Art Doll OOAK, Articulated Jointed Soft Sculpture - Chinese Bride Red Butterfly

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Red Butterfly is an OOAK articulated / jointed cloth art doll by Jordan Taylor from The Free Folk. She is designed to resemble a historical Chinese bride from the early 1900's. She is about 22 inches tall, not seated, but designed as a shelf sitter, to sit without any help from a stand.

Red Butterfly was made in a more advanced style than my other art dolls. This art doll's arms and legs are jointed at the shoulders and hips, so that she is posable. Her hand-sewn cloth body is painted with professional quality oil paints, to give her a more realistic, porcelain appearance.

Red Butterfly required lots of research on traditional Chinese culture and fashion. Her dyed wool hair is dressed in a traditional Chinese "butterfly" hairstyle, and decorated with faux peonies and orchids, as well as green semi-precious stone beads and hair sticks. She wears semi-precious stone necklaces, and a traditional coral red, gold, and green robe and pant set, hand sewn from tapestry silk. The carved red buttons on the front of her robe match those on her hair sticks. She also wears matching green slippers on her tiny feet, made to resemble the bound feet of a well-off Chinese bride of that time period.

Red Butterfly carries a balsa wood fan, hand painted with water colors to match her outfit. A faux Chinese coin decorated with lucky dragons is tied to her fan.

Visit my blog to view work-in-progress pictures and read about Red Butterfly's creation is these posts:



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Art Doll OOAK, Articulated Jointed Soft Sculpture - Chinese Bride Red Butterfly


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cloth, oil paint, wool, beads, faux flowers, water color paint, purchased fan
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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