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American Heritage Dolls

"Louisiana Cajun"

The Louisiana Cajun Doll is a character doll depicting the hard life of the Cajuns who were exiled from their home land of Acadia. This character doll is dressed in a typical everyday garment of the era. (Jewelry and dress fabric/prints may vary depending upon availability.) Her cloth hat is a replica of the head pieces that were drawn in sketches of that time. She stands 18 inches in height and is set on a hand-crafted wooden pedestal designed by Brian Bernard. She holds a basket of Louisiana Moss, the moss was used to stuff mattresses for bedding. JoAnn's unique doll body design allows The Louisiana Cajun to be positioned in various ways by bending her arms at the elbow joints. This feature adds to the life-like quality of the piece. Accompanying the character doll is a booklet and display card designed by JoAnn to include; the number of the piece, the inspirational sketch, a short bio, and a story about the character. All clay pieces are limited editions of 500. A numbered and signed Certificate of Authenticity is also provided with the character doll.


American Heritage Doll 

"Louisiana Cajun"

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Louisiana Heritage Doll Collection

by JoAnn Bernard

An original clay doll collection, for the doll collecting enthusiast

Original Dolls recreating Louisiana Life in the 1800's.  Learn about Louisiana Culture through this American Heritage Doll collection inspired by sketches, photographs and stories of the 1800's.  These lifelike handmade dolls have attached booklets and display cards with short historical essays about the character.  All dolls are reproduced in clay using JoAnn Bernard's plaster molds developed from her original doll designs. Doll wigs, clothing, dress designs, and props are all handmade by the artist.


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