Mucky Mary

Mucky Mary was found on a narrow ledge up a chimney. She tells me her previous mistress was an 11 year old who made her from an old piece of shirting. The child lived with her violent father who gave her little food let alone any toys to play with. She had to keep Mary hidden up the chimney and only played with her when she knew her father was in the local tavern, which was most evenings. One night, on his return, the father fell asleep whilst smoking. It didn’t take long for the small, mostly wooden, home to catch alight. Both the girl and her father were consumed yet Mary survived on her ledge in the chimney breast and was found by the demolition crew employed to clear what was left of the house. Mary is a sad soul who now needs a kind, gentle influence in her life so she may complete the grieving for her little mistress and know there are homes filled with contentment and love.

Handmade rag doll. Cotton body, dress and head scarf.  Button eyes and beaded mouth.

13 inches/33cm in length




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