Vintage Polly Page Folk Art Dolls, Uncle Pinky and Aunt Jenny, Pleasant Hill Academy

$410.00

Shipping to United States: $16.00

This is a terrific Pair of Vintage Polly Page Carved Wooden Folk Art Dolls. These Hand Carved Jointed Wooden Dolls are are by noted Pleasant Hill Academy Carver Polly Page. There is much information online in regards to this talented carver. These dolls each have a name, He is Uncle Pink, She is Aunt Jenny. Each has a super rich, naturally aged patina. Polly passed in 2020 at the age of 101.

Each is in excellent vintage condition, ***with Definite subtle signs of age and wear, including some fading to the textiles, as well as other subtle and inconspicuous signs of age. ***Each of these have some fabric loss, he on his shirt and she on her apron, (please see photos 4, 5, 6). Please Zoom the photos to appreciate all the details, as well as to best understand overall condition. Dolls DO NOT stand on their own, they will need some kind of support, though they are jointed and do bend at the hips for sitting.

Each measures 9" tall x 3.5" wide x about 1.75" to deep.

A small blurb I found on the internet.

"Woodcarver/doll maker, Pleasant Hill Tennessee Folklife Heritage Award (2013) In her long career as a woodcarver, Polly Page (1918-2020) preserved the legacy of Cumberland County’s Pleasant Hill Academy, one of Tennessee’s most notable Appalachian settlement schools. Part of a wider education and social reform movement in isolated areas of the southern mountains, the school also had programs encouraging student involvement in traditional arts and crafts.

Polly enrolled there in 1929 and soon became the star pupil of carving teacher Margaret Campbell, mastering many human and animal figures. She developed her own signature character dolls, “Hitty” and “Aunt Jenny and Uncle Pink,” based on people in the community. When the academy closed in the 1940s, Polly became a leader and teacher in the Pleasant Hill Community Crafts program that succeeded it. She carved nonstop throughout the years and gained a wide reputation, starting her own Polly Page Craft Center in the 1970s, where she hosts visitors and customers. Polly inspired Jane Fonda’s title character in the 1981 film The Dollmaker."

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