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Sweet C1930s Hand Painted Folk Art Black Americana Mammy String Holder

Sweet C1930s Hand Painted Folk Art Black Americana Mammy String Holder


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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Memorabilia: Black Americana: Pre 1940: Item # 1401865

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Stonegate Antiques
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PO Box 1896
Murrells Inlet, SC
860-712-9565

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 $75.00 
Measuring a diminutive 8" long x 5.5" wide, this very sweet Mammy string holder was completely hand-painted and hand-constructed with the sole exception of the machine-stitched opening in her dress that allows placement and/or removal of the ball of string.

The neck opening, arm openings and the hem of her cream and red flowered dress are all hand-stitched. Her head and torso, cut from a piece of wood, are completely hand-painted, and the facial details and head scarf details were executed with a very fine-tipped paintbrush and were very nicely done! Mammy's dress contains a ball of old cotton string which is allowed exit through a small circular hole cut into her mouth.

Paint condition is very good with only slight edge wear and a couple of very subtle, tiny surface scratches. There are no rips, tears or wear to Mammy's dress, but some small staining splotches on the left side edges of her dress in front and in back are evident. A small eyelet was screwed into the top of Mammy's head with a string attached to allow for hanging and easy access.