Throw Dolls, author: Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, 1924. Klassik Stiftung Weimar / Förderverein der Kunstsammlungen / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.
Throw Dolls, author: Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, 1924. Klassik Stiftung Weimar / Förderverein der Kunstsammlungen / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.

The "Throw Dolls" were developed by Alma Siedhoff-Buscher as a durable and simultaneously soft toy for small children. They were perfectly suitable for throwing but also for gentle snuggling: The flexible bast fibre body that formed the dolls’ basic foundation could assume any form without breaking and were partially covered with clothes crocheted from chenille yarn. The heads of the dolls were made of painted wooden eggs and wooden balls served as the hands and feet. The "Throw Dolls" were produced in three versions: a boy, a girl and a dark-skinned child.

Literature:
Schneider, Dorothea (2004): Neues Wohnen und Spielen für Kinder. Entwürfe von Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, Master's Thesis at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena.
Klassik Stiftung Weimar and Art Collections (2004): Alma Siedhoff-Buscher. Eine neue Welt für Kinder, Weimar.