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Rag Doll
          The first dolls were made out of corn husks, wood and wax.  Rag dolls were introduced during the American Colonial period 1630 to 1762.  Manufactured dolls where expensive and hard to get.  Perhaps the rag doll was an invention of necessity.  Families moved away from home, often as part of a wagon train or on long voyages aboard a ship, for better opportunities. Children had to leave behind their toys.  A doll made out of rags provided comfort and security along the way. 


           All materials for making a rag doll and directions for making more are included.  Easy instructions and photo images are inside the kit.  All you will need are a pair of scissors and a 12 inch ruler.  The completed doll size is approximately 15 inches high and 12 inches across her  out-stretched arms.


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