The Story of the "Faceless Doll"

The Amish are known for their strong religious beliefs that are reflected in their simplelife style. They do not use many of our modern day conveniences. They live much like people did in the early 1900's. Their strong beliefs influence every part of their lives, their dress is plain and simple, and so are the dolls they make for their children.

In the Bible, in Exodus and Deuteronomy, it says you are not supposed to make any thing (to worship)that is in the image or likeness of male or female. That is why Amish do not put faces on their dolls. It is also not uncommon for both the girls and the boys to have dolls.

 

My Favorite Links

Wanda Brunstetter, Author
( You'll enjoy her marvelous Amish novels)

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Amish Country News

 

 

 

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