Baps Doll - Peter Cottontail
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Baps Doll - Peter Cottontail:
PETER COTTONTAIL & FAMILY - BAPS DOLLS
- Purchased in Germany 1956
- Original owner
- Dolls in good condition over all
- Two little rabbits are missing right ears
- Momma rabbit is 5" tall.
- Peter and his sisters are 3" tall.
The German Baps dolls were made to represent fairytale characters. Baps dolls were created by Frau Edith Von Arps from the 1940’s to the1960’s. Edith initially started selling her dolls door to door until demand for her dolls increased. Other Baps dolls were created to wear traditional German costumes by region as souvenirs. These handcrafted dolls were made of fabric and their facial features were carefully painted. The cloth covered doll head was sewn with floss cotton hair and its armature body was made of wires and covered with felt. Fine stitches completed the seams and the dolls were clothed with fanciful outfits. Baps dolls show great deal craftsmanship. Baps dolls were made to stand by using weighted metal in their feet.