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Chelito Doll Walking


Chelito Doll Walking


Chelito Doll Walking. Spanish cardboard  from the 1st period. This doll arrived in my hands in perfect condition. It has a weeping in the belly which does not work. It has the walking system. When you move your legs it moves your head. The wig is original mohair and is in perfect condition,  eyes are pendulous. The clothes are original. It measures about 52 cm.

Doll Chelito of Berenguer Domenech.

Manufacturer of dolls in cardboard stone and plastic of the brands Chelitos and Pepín

The Chelito doll is a treadmill made in the sizes of 40, 45 and 48 cm. It has the body of stone cardboard and the head of ceramic composition, synthetic and sleeping eyes, open mouth with teeth, voice system. The fingers are pointed and with painted nails.

The shape of the body evolves over the years: the first are made of cardboard-stone, with mohair wool hair. They have the body “remade” something that the dolls of recent years are made of plastic and have a thinner shape. Chelito Doll Walking

It also exists in Mon black skin color models with blue eyes and eyelashes. Dressed in Hawaiian and Oriental style.

Nora is another doll from the same company, with mohair hair, sleeping eyes, in different skin colors. Some of the color-illustrated boxes are named after Chelito, Pepín and Nora.

In 1957 José Berenguer Domenech joined FAMOSA, from which he separated in 1964. In 1967, his son Salvador continued the company under the name of Berjusa.

The Stone papier-maché Dolls

The manufacture of dolls in Spain was created in the first workshop in 1878 by Ramon Mira Vides. These industrial workshops were centralized in the town of Onil. Its terrisaire tradition allowed the creation of the first dolls, of artisan character, began to be conceived as an industrial product.

These first dolls created by Ramon Mira were made of baked clay. Due to the fragility of the material an improvement process was started in search of other materials.Chelito Doll Walking

Novelties will be created such as movable eyes, instead of painted, the incorporation of the weeper, which allowed to make a sound that was identified with the cry or the words “Mama” and also the stylization of arms and legs.

Over time, the materials changed to the use of the so-called stone cardboard.

The wrists had joints in their limbs, which were joined with elastic cords. This procedure of the cardboard, worked with the bulk was vital for the increase of the production.


During the 1940s in Spain it was the great absolute empire of the stone cardboard doll. Not only the popular Pepona that was made of this material, although its appearance was rougher, because it was less worked and polished; but also the most luxurious dolls. The stone cardboard doll lasted its manufacture until the arrival of plastic during the second half of the fifties. The use of plastic was introduced regularly from the sixties.

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