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Johnnie on Apr 6, 20225 out of 5 stars
She's beautiful and amazing. My sister is going to love her. Thank you seller and Blessings 👑👑
Dawanda on Mar 13, 20225 out of 5 stars
Awesome love them perfect for my collection.
Liz on Feb 4, 20225 out of 5 stars
I LOVE my big and lil’ Sisters! They just radiate so much love and comfort. Truly treasures, these sisters, who will be passed down and cherished always. Exquisite design, fabrics, beading details, and construction. Quick and wonderfully packaged delivery. Thank you dearly <3
Hannah on Apr 12, 20215 out of 5 stars
shipped and arrived quickly, packaged well and love love love the packaging materials. the quality is superb and you can tell it’s completely handmade, in utter awe i bought this as a gift for my mother’s upcoming birthday and this will make an amazing addition to her extensive doll collection!!
About The Original Sister Dolls Collection
My passion for designing and making dolls recently resurfaced after a 5 year hiatus. The Original Sister Dolls Collection represents sisters of all colors and are all one-of-a-kind handmade African American cloth dolls. The Original Sister Dolls collection is created in a variety shapes, flavors and sizes. Some sisters are short. Some are tall and skinny. Some are robust, flippant and studious. Some sisters are reserved and quite sophisticated, each having her own niche in society.
As a little girl, I noticed that African American dolls especially cloth dolls were very limited in availability, I never imagined that one day I would become a cloth doll artist. My grandmother was a professional seamstress, she taught me to sew at the age of 9. It wasn’t my favorite thing to do as a little girl and I only had patience enough to sew small simple things.
One day I was browsing in the art section of a book store and took interest in art dolls. I first began making dolls 25+ years ago during a period when I was recovering from a head injury. I needed to feel engaged into something that made me happy.
I’m often asked why I exclusively make African American dolls and what’s the story behind the closed eyes? …….Well it’s because African American collectible dolls are not as abundant in the world as other dolls and I feel drawn to make my personal contribution to the doll world population. Secondly, the eyes are designed closed as a reflection of my personality, my grandmother use to often tell me that still waters run deep, I didn’t understand it at the time but as I experienced life, I began to understand. Whenever I’m experiencing the uncertain times in my life, I retreat……I sit quietly beside the still waters internally, with prayer and thanksgiving, I meditate and set my focus above.
The Original Sister Dolls Collection are artist dolls, although they are not to be undressed like other dolls, Sister Dolls are made for children and collectors of all ages. The Sister Dolls Collection makes a unique statement as a collector’s item and can be given as a gift for any special occasion or as a special treat to yourself anytime of the year. The Original Sister Dolls Collection grows in creativity each year. Sister Dolls are hand made solely by the artist.
My Sister Dolls are made using a variety of mostly authentic African and Indian cotton fabrics, beads, trinkets, unique trimmings, recycled silk and lots of spontaneous imagination. A friend of mine taught me to spin and dye the wool that I use for the dolls’ hair. I also have friends that are artist of different mediums which helped me develop a mixture of techniques which contributes to my creativity and colorful imagination.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Credit Cards are accepted thru Paypal, Money Orders, and Personal Checks.
If using Money Orders or Personal Check, your doll will be shipped after funds are confirmed..
Upon Receipt of Payment I ship 1-3 days via USPS Priority Mail to the Continental United States.
Express Mail and/or Insurance can be added for Additional Fees.
USPS Tracking™ is included!
Everywhere Else Please Contact Me Prior to Purchase for Shipping Quote Based on your Shipping Address.
Additional policies and FAQs
*Dolls Legs Can Be Crossed/ Uncrossed While Remaining In Sitting Position.
*Sister Dolls should not be undressed neither should the hair style be disturbed.
*Dolls Are Created In A Smoke & Pet Free Environment.
Not recommended for children under the age of 2 or if the child is at the stage of putting things into his/her mouth. There are small beads and trinkets on some of the dolls that can be a choking hazzard.
*Layaway Policy Upon Request
Frequently asked questions
Why are the dolls face-less
It's an impressionistic art form and style that captures feelings and expressions without the need for facial features. This art form allows me to see reality from my creative mind that is reflective of me.