The Memory Doll

The Memory Doll is a bespoke art doll made to keep safe your memorabilias.
A beautiful and personal doll
that can be passed on from one generation to the next.
For such a doll I can incorporate materials provided by the client,
such as heirloom pieces, textiles, a lock of hair, pieces of garments, jewels, old letters and photographs,
anything that is important and relevant to who it is the doll is made for and the story it will tell.

Memory Dolls come in many shapes and sizes and are designed in close association with the client. It is helpful to receive some information on who it is the doll is made for or in memory of.
The doll is not necessarily made to resemble any person as such, but is meant to be a relic, to tell a story and preserve unique memories.
There are many ways in which the memories can be incorporated in this type of doll,
here are just some examples for you:

•With textiles and haberdashery you send me, such as pieces of clothing, an evening glove, a silk scarf, lining from an old suitcase and so forth, I can create the clothing for the doll.

•Jewelry, photographs, a letters, a postcard, any kind of special object which is not too large, can be displayed within a small space in the doll's chest. I can create little diorama's within the doll itself, in which I can display small, sacred items. The diorama can be protected with a glass 'window', which will be beautifully worked into the doll.

•Embroidery can be used to work text onto the doll, such as a name, date or small poem

•A lock of hair can be displayed as a braid on the doll

Due to the personal nature of these pieces, images of Memorial Dolls will not be shared on my website or social media, unless you have given me your specific consent to do so.

To find out more and for a personalized quote,
please contact me here or via email at: anouk@pantovola.com