Puppet On a Swing  ( 1981 )

From my history chapter.
When I was 15 years old ( 1979 ), I started all by myself an hobby of making hand-made fabric dolls... It was totally self taught hobby. During that time, we had no art / craft classes at school.. and so, i had the need to create dolls. This hobby of mine started after, my visits at a most wonderful shop, first of it's kind in our area, ( late 70's) - " Paper house ".
I invented by myself several kinds of dolls, and used to instruct my friends to so also.
This doll in the photos was done in 1981. It was hanged above my desk, for several years, I loved it, and was very proud of it.. No girl I knew did such doll... Later was given to my cousin, Merav.

Photos taken in 1985. ( not where it used to be hanged originally)
To be continued , next image.
Thanks for viewing and commenting.
Copyrights (c) Nira Dabush

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John Cappello 07 Dec 2009

Very well Crafted Nira, Seems you spent your time well even as a young lady, and it shows you have great parents.

geoff cooper 06 Dec 2009

you are so talented dear Nira..

Artist Reply: Thank you, Geoff.. viewing this doll.. I can't believe I made it on my youth..

Calvin McFarlane 06 Dec 2009

as i said...never ceases to impress and amaze

Peter Rivron 06 Dec 2009

Beautiful images, and lovely story Nira, thanks for sharing.

Loredana 06 Dec 2009

Cool imagery Nira

Artist Reply: Hello Lore... Thanks for visiting. Shalom.