African American Dolls

Mardi Gras Dolls

Mardi Gras Masquerade Collection


Mardi Gras Masquerade is a collection of African American Mardi Gras Dolls. This African American doll  has a Mardi Gras mask painted face. Costume is made of a vibrate purple material with  matching feathers. (Note:  fabric colors may vary slightly depending on availability).  The hands and feet are hand-sculpted with precise detail. Her wig is made of black strands of mohair. One of the dolls distinct features is her bare feet. JoAnn's unique body design allows this Mardi Gras Doll to be positioned in various ways by bending her arms at the elbow joints and by bending her legs at the knee joints. This feature adds to the life-like quality of the piece. Accompanying the character doll is a booklet and display card designed by JoAnn to include; the number of the piece, the inspirational sketch, a short bio, and a story about the character. All clay pieces are limited editions of 500. A numbered and signed Certificate of Authenticity is also provided with the character doll.

African American Doll


Mardi Gras Masquerade

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Sample Booklet

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Original African American Dolls

 by JoAnn Bernard

An original clay doll collection, for the doll collecting enthusiast

Original African American Dolls recreating Louisiana Life in the 1800's.  Learn about Louisiana Culture through this African American Heritage Doll collection inspired by sketches, photographs and stories of the 1800's.  These African American life like hand made dolls have attached booklets and display cards with short historical essays about the character.  All dolls are reproduced in clay using JoAnn Bernard's plaster molds developed from her original doll designs. Doll wigs, clothing, dress designs, and props are all handmade by the artist.

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Louisiana Heritage Dolls by JoAnn Bernard

Louisiana Heritage Dolls

Figurines, Sculptured Slates/sketches by JoAnn Bernard

Figurines, Sculptured Slates and Inspirational sketches

Oil Paintings by JoAnn Bernard

Oil Paintings

Duck Carvings by JoAnn Bernard

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