Step into the playtime of the past with the classic antebellum doll that is actually two dolls in one. This Topsy-Turvy Doll Kit includes pattern, instructions, fabric, stuffing, lace, yarn, turning stick, embroidery floss, needle, thread and historical background of the the doll. (Fabric designs will vary.) The finished doll is approximately 14 inches in length.
Topsy-Turvy Dolls became popular in the southern United States around the time preceding the American Civil War. While their specific origin is unknown, these dolls could have been made for slave children by their mothers so they could have a "hidden doll" when the master was around. Or, the dolls could have been made for the children of the slave owner so that they could role-play.