Vintage Russian Lithuanian Highlands Doll 17" Original Outfit
17 inches tall
Comes dressed in Complete outfit
including original socks and shoes
This doll her outfit represents an Lithuanian traditional costume
from the region of "Aukštaitija", also called the Highlands.
Outfit consists of
heavy tweed skirt
She has a soft rubber head and arms
hard plastic legs
her eyes open and close
I have checked and I cant seem to find
As I am not a doll expert and handle antique bears
I am unable to say what age or manufacturer
and I leave this up to the doll experts to decide
Doll is sold AS IS
The doll looks Russian made and has the typical soft vinyl face and the typical eye lashes used on Russian manufactured dolls including the unusual color of blue eyes
It could be a Lithuanian folk costume but its covered up with the sash and it is difficult to see.The sash could be removed around the neck and just lay out by the doll.
Lithuanian hand woven sash is world famous,but it is not worn around the neck
the typical folk head dress is missing along with the folk wooden shoes
The doll was probably made in Moscow for the Lithuanian tourist trade during the Soviet period when all forms of art (jobs) were being made in Moscow for the protected satellite nations.
The many art forms are only now starting to come back
in those former satellite nations no longer being protected by Russia