Belarus Flax Dolls. Set of 5 similar dolls that graduate in size. An interesting primitive from Belarus, when in was part of the USSR, circa 1960 or 1970. Entirely hand made using flax, cloth, wood, straw and cardboard. Facial elements are painted. The hand painted faces on the knob heads are very simple. Each doll has two long braids that extend to the bottoms of the skirts and are tied with a red ribbon. Each knob head has a matching polka-dot kerchief. The fiber bodies have red embroidered trim at the base. No identification labels or marks, but clearly Belarus ethnic arts and crafts styles. Probably made in a small village. Great for a doll collection, we've only seen one of these before. Largest doll is 5¾" in height and 4¼" in diameter. The smallest is 2¾" in height and 1¾" diameter. Some wear and tear to each doll, nothing major, though. 1 set only.