Featured Bear with Fish in mouth What kind of Fabric ?

Discussion in 'Textiles, Needle Arts, Clothing' started by Suzy60us, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. Suzy60us

    Suzy60us Well-Known Member

    This Brown Bear is 6" High and 7.5" long. It is made out of stiff fabric with soft stuffing. Fabric looks like it is woven and maybe coated. I think it is stitching on the bottom, might be a signature. Have any of you ever seen an animal made like this?

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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I have a cat and frog that were made of a sort of canvas weave fabric, stuffed and then painted. Their "coats" look a bit rougher than this bear looks on the screen, though.
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  3. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Could be oil cloth. You can compare with this bear.


  5. Suzy60us

    Suzy60us Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all your input. We had a couple of oil cloth toys when I was growing up and they were shiny. I even told the lady I bought this from that it reminded me of oil cloth. After Debora posted her bear, I looked on ebay for more oil cloth toys and found some where you could see the texture.
    Would oil cloth would date this to pre-1960?
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  6. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    He looks more like the faux "antique" objects I have seen in "vintage" decorator malls, rather than a genuinely old toy, particularly with the ceramic(?) fish suspended from his mouth.
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  7. patd8643

    patd8643 Well-Known Member

    We have several Xmas ornaments made in the last 40 years that are oil cloth. None are signed.
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  8. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Well-Known Member

    Looks like oil cloth to me...
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  9. Suzy60us

    Suzy60us Well-Known Member

    Thanks to one and all for the informative posts.

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  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't think he was pre-1960s. He has a very modern sensibility.

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