Rare Bregenzer Wald From a Collection of Vintage International Dolls.
Vintage Original Baitz "Whistling Girl" Circa 1950s European Costume Doll, dressed in her original traditional Bregenz, Vorarlberg, formal Bregenzer Wald costume with Spitzcappe head-piece. A hard-to-find early, original vintage Baitz doll in this Bregenzer Wald outfit.
ABOUT BAITZ DOLLS:
The Austrian doll company Baitz, was founded in 1905 by Roman and Elisabeth (Lilli) Baitz.
They made folk art character dolls with wired armature bodies. Lilli Baitz sculpted the doll heads and commissioned a family of artists, sculptors and dressmakers living near Salzberg, Austria, to complete the dolls.
The Baitz Company always strived to be as historically accurate as possible, in their representations of the traditional costumes of each region, state or province.
Baitz dolls have stuffed bodies that are wired for posing and wrapped with muslin/cotton, facilitating the pinning of their clothes, to their bodies. Their arms and hands are made of felt, making the dolls appear as if they are wearing mittens. The heads of earlier, older dolls are composition. Their hair is mohair, shaped and placed into different hairdos.
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9" tall, poseable doll with composition head, cloth over wire armature body, side-glancing, hand-painted brown eyes and a pursed up mouth as if she is whistling. Blonde mohair hair with braids neatly secured at the nape of her neck.
Original BAITZ, Austria tag. On the back of the tag is stamped "Bregenzer-Wald" as well as a gold label "Made in Austria".
Her original clothing includes the black "Spitzcappe head-piece" (some wear to the very top of the hat as shown in the large close-up photograph). Hat is secured with a tie underneath her braids. The "Juppe" black dress has a yoke of the bodice decorated with a red heart and two edelweiss flowers. stockings and black felt shoes.
9" Vintage 1950s Bregenzer Wald Whistling Girl Baitz, Austria