Faceless Amish Dolls
Recommended for ages 2 and up Buy any 2 dolls and save!
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Exodus 20:4
The Amish believe in a literal interpretation of the bible. This commandment is why their dolls historically haven't featured faces (although that has pretty much changed nowadays) and why they don't like to have their picture taken (still very much a rule) or own cameras.
We also offer Amish Dolls of Color: true, there aren't many Amish people of color. We confess, we don't know any. But the Amish are descended from 17th century Swiss German immigrants, and do not evangelize outside their ranks. Converts to Amish society are rare. However, we imagine people of color might want representative dolls for their children to love. So why not offer them in Amish dress?
When our first artisan started making our dolls, her 3-year old son started naming them. He gave all the girl dolls with different color dresses different names. But when it came time to name the boy dolls, he wasn't too interested. He named them all John! So, in keeping with the tradition he started, we've decided to name them Purple John, Blue John, etc. From the mouths of babes!
Approximate Doll Dimensions:
- 15" tall
- 11 1/2" arm span
- 2 1/2" thick
- All dolls have a white or brown face, arms, and front torso, while the back of their heads, torso backs, and legs are black.
- Girl Dress: All have a black bonnet tied to the neck with black ribbon, a long dress, and black apron.
- Boy Dress: John and David come with straw hat (sewn onto head), shirt, and black pants with suspenders.
- No dolls have any buttons or zippers, as the Amish don't view those notions as being "plain."