"Miss Moses"... as published in the spring 2011 issue of PRIMS!
This cage doll (santos) is my tribute to Harriet Tubman
and the Underground Railroad Movement.
So many details: vintage shoe button eyes, articulated arms,
vintage lace and button trim, and a warm, "crackle" finish...
Her skirt is an inverted metal container that holds
an 1894 copy of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" published in Philadelphia,
a vintage quilt square (its story is told in the PRIMS article),
and some rusty, vintage keys.
This OOAK cage doll stands 21 inches tall,
her wings are just under 17 inches wide, from tip-to-tip.
Her head is sculpted with paper clay over a wooden ball.
Her bodice is hand-painted canvas duck cloth.
Her lower arms and hands (with opposable thumbs) are wood.
Her upper arms are articulated and made with duck cloth.
The metal cage skirt is removable from the lower wooden base;
allowing you to easily remove the book and vintage quilt square.