Doll:Black Rag Doll

Fairfield Folk Artca. 1970

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

Because this doll was acquired to complement a collection of educational toys, the owners may have thought it was a Waldorf doll, an intentionally simply made, stylized cloth doll that encouraged a child to use his or her imagination. Such as doll was part of the Steiner-Waldorf method of education which for early childhood emphasizes experiential, imitative, and sensory-based learning. The first schools based on the Steiner-Waldorf approached appeared in Germany in 1919; today, thousands of such school operate in 60 countires.

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  • Title: Doll:Black Rag Doll
  • Creator: Fairfield Folk Art
  • Date Created: ca. 1970
  • Location: USA
  • Subject Keywords: alphabet, reading, education
  • Type: Educational Toys, Cloth and Rag Dolls
  • Medium: fabric
  • Object ID: 110.12436
  • Credit Line: Gift of David Ridley of Denver, Colorado and Jennifer Mabardy of Acton, Massachusetts in memory of t