Pozsony Katalina

Felt finger dolls
© ASTRA National Museum Complex Sibiu
Material/ Technique: cardboard (for making the pattern), felt, sponge, thread, glue; cut, glued, sewn, painted
Size: 7 cm x 5 cm

Ethnical group: Hungarian
Region: Cluj Napoca town, Transylvania
Period of time: The 1th quarter of the 21st century; dated: 2010
Utility: Doll

Description: The finger dolls from cardboard, felt and thin sponge are created using a special pattern. There are dolls that represent each of the 4 seasons that are reproduced using a symbol: oak leaf, acorn, fir tree, mushroom, cherry, angel or snowflake.

Economic sector: Worked in a private workshop;
The author innovated this type of doll. On the nowadays market this type of object can be found, in folk art galleries or in gift shops, the price varying between 8-10 lei. There is interest for buying these finger dolls especially among the teachers. There are other craftsmen in Romania that manufactures these kinds of dolls, but of different sizes and shapes.

Source: Folk Art Galleries (Museum shop). ASTRA National Museum Complex Sibiu