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Why do little girls love Rag Dolls. Is it because they are floppy and cuddly unlike a hard plastic doll? Is it that they are so soft? Is it that they are amazingly cute? Could it be that they can sleep with the rag dolls comfortably? The amazing thing is that rag dolls do not resemble the human face. Often they have huge eyes with maybe an arch for a nose and big ears that stick out either side of their face. Often they have hair styles that are far removed from any human hairstyle and yet little girls are passionate about their rag dolls. Rag Dolls are dressed in different outfits, have different hair shades, unique shoes. WowWee have gone one step further and personalise the dolls. Not alone are the selection of dolls adorable and cute they are now beautifully embroidered with a name on the dress. How special is the gift of a personalised rag doll? Irish Mythical Dolls also make great gifts. Online at WowWee.ie or as others know it wowee.ie
When I was a little girl my Godmother gave me a rag doll. Although the doll appeared very old, it was also obvious she had been much loved, and had been treated with rare kindness throughout the years to be in such good shape. When I received it I thought 'It's just an old Rag Doll," .
My aunt managed to inform me that "This is not just an ordinary Rag Doll", This is Sunny! - Rag Doll Sunny. I asked "What makes this doll so special?"
" Well, you just come sit here next to me and I'll tell you the same story that was told to me when I was a young girl", said my Aunt.
"Once upon a time", my aunt begun, "You see, all stories begin with once upon a time....", I smiled a little bit at that. "Anyway", her Grandmom continued.."There was a once a young girl called Moya" She was a slave and her Mammy was the chief cook in the King's Castle. The king of the castle was a tall dark King who had lots of power but was very very mean to everybody. He did not give gifts or even compliments to anybody. One day Moya's mammy became ill and had to stop her slave role and resort to a tiny hand made cabin nearby.
The king came to visit Moya and her mother one day and brought her a personalised rag doll. The doll had Sunny embroidered on her dress. The king said that this was in thanks for all her hard work at the castle and that Sunny Rag Doll would bring hope and joy into her life.
Weeks later her mum died and and on her deathbed she asked Aunt Sheila to give this to Moya at a time she thought best.
Aunt Sheila gave the personalised rag doll to Moya - this was a special gift and even more special when she understood the story behind it. To this day she treasures the rag doll and will hopefully pass it down from generation to generation.
MEMORIES OF MY PERSONALISED RAG DOLL LIZZIE
We were having a clear out of the old shed at the rear of the house - something I had been threatening to do for months. Now that the children were home on school holidays and telling me every 5 minutes that they were bored, i decided to tackle the old shed.
It was the kind of wooden shed that had seen better days - days when all the garden tools were arranged tidily! -- but as the years passed on the shed became a kind of a junk dump.
Suitable attired, we attached the old shed with 20 big black plastic bags. The children were very enthusiastic at first but as time went on they found old discarded toys which they again claimed as their own. I was adamant that all such items were for the town dump or recycling centre as thee case may be. Reluctantly these old 'treasures' were pushed into the bags. Suddeny my son pulled out an old frayed torn rag doll covered in cob webs - it was my very own childhood personalised rag doll Lizzie. I stoppped my son throwing it in the bag and shouted "Give her to me" "but Mam its only a dirty old rag doll - who would want to keep that?
I picked up the damp faded limp figure and wiped away the grubby cobwebs from here face - that same impish face that I loved so much. Memories of my childhood came flooding back - the christmas morning I first held my personalised rag doll Lizzie, the special place beside my pillow where she always stayed - always there for me. Yes Lizzie was my forever friend, my leave me never friend. She never made me feel disappointed, angry or frustrated. My Rag Doll was my best friend when sometimes I felt I had lost all my school friends.
"Mom, why have your stopped? You told us we could have cookies if we finished before 11." "Its just" I stuttered" that this personalised rag doll holds such precious memories, I can't throw it out. I'm going to sew it together again and maybe wash it or get it dry cleaned". "My personalised Rag Doll was so much part of me, I can't part iwth it - ot is too precious" "Mom, you,re loosing it! - my son peter exclaimed. So I held the personalised rag doll with the torn petticoat and slowly pushed into the black plastic bag, but then I took it out again. Peter burst out " But Mom you said everything must go!" Yes Peter, but some things in life you treasure all the days of your life - for me it was Lizzie my personalized rag doll.
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This article is about the rag doll that is a children's toy. For other uses, see Rag doll (disambiguation).
Handmade rag dolls
A rag doll is a children's toy. It is a cloth figure, a doll traditionally home-made from (and stuffed with) spare scraps of material. They are one of the most ancient children's toys in existence; the British Museum has a Roman rag doll, found in a child's grave dating from 300 BC.
Rag dolls have featured in a number of children's stories, most notably Raggedy Ann in the 1918 book by John Barton Gruelle and the British children's television series Bagpuss and Ragdolly Anna.
Today, many rag dolls are commercially produced to simulate the features of the original home-made dolls, such as simple features, soft cloth bodies, and patchwork clothing. Personalized rag dolls have become very popular in recent years, owing to their timeless characteristics.
he "Golliwogg" (later "Golliwog", "golly doll") is a character of children's literature created by Florence Kate Upton in the late 19th century, inspired by a blackface minstrel doll which Upton found as a child in her aunt's attic in Hampstead, North London. The character, depicted in the books as a type of rag doll, was reproduced, both by commercial and hobby toy-makers as a children's toy. The toy was known as a "golliwog", and had great popularity in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia, into the 1960s. The doll has very black skin, eyes rimmed in white, clown lips, and frizzy hair, and it has been described as the least known of the major anti-black caricatures in the United States. While home-made golliwogs were sometimes female, the golliwog was generally male. For this reason, in the period following World War II, the golliwog was seen, along with the teddy bear, as a suitable soft toy for a young boy.
The image of the doll has become the subject of heated debate. One aspect of the debate in its favour argues that it should be preserved and passed on as a cherished cultural artifact and childhood tradition, while opponents argue it should be retired as a relic of an earlier time when racism against those of African descent was blatant. The perception of racism has reduced the popularity and sale of golliwogs as toys. Manufacturers who have used golliwogs as a motif have either withdrawn them as an icon, or changed the name. There has been wide press coverage of incidents in which the term "golliwog" has been applied to a well-known personality. The association with the also-abusive "wog" has resulted in many extant Golliwogs not being referred to as such, or being simply "Golly". Later it became popular as the "golly doll".
Raggedy Ann is a fictional character created by American writer Johnny Gruelle (1880–1938) in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair and has a triangle nose. The character was created in 1915 as a doll, and was introduced to the public in the 1918 book Raggedy Ann Stories. A doll was also marketed along with the book to great success. A sequel, Raggedy Andy Stories (1920) introduced the character of her brother, Raggedy Andy, dressed in sailor suit and hat.
Glad Rag Doll is a 1928 song composed by Milton Ager with lyrics by Jack Yellen and Dan Dougherty. It was Ager and Yellen’s first movie theme song, written for the motion picture of the same name (released in 1929) starring Dolores Costello.
Early important recordings of the song include those by:
* Ted Lewis and His Band (1928) 
* Arthur Briggs and His Boys (1929) 
* Earl "Fatha" Hines (1929) 
* Tommy Dorsey
* Ruth Etting
Personalised Rag Dolls are a lovable toy worldwide