Door of Hope Mission Dolls

Door of Hope Mission Dolls

By Thomas P. Heinecke, Ohio representative

Carved pear wood dolls with hand-painted details dressed mostly in period Chinese working class garb, originating from the Door of Hope Christian Mission in Shanghai, China, about 1900 to 1935.

The Door of Hope Mission in Shanghai was established around 1900 with the goal of providing young underprivileged women and girls the marketable skills necessary to support themselves. Some of [...] Click here to continue reading.

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