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New Munich Art Dolls Company Ltd, NY


Hand in Hand


Für den größeren US-amerikanischen Markt bietet die Firma New Munich Art Dolls Comp. Ltd. NY seit vielen Jahren Puppen mit zwei verschiedenen Köpfen nach Modellen von Elisabeth Pongratz aus München in Lizenz an.

Die Köpfe sind aus Linden- oder Ahornholz und werden in liebevoller Handarbeit fein geschliffen und bemalt.

Anschließend werden diese Köpfe auf Stoffkörper montiert und bekleidet. Die Stoffkörper sind aus festem Baumwollstoff und traditionell mit Schaf- und/oder Baumwolle in Deutschland handgestopft.

Die Babykörper sind aus Baumwolltrikot und mit Quarzsand, der so wonnig die eigene Körpertemperatur annimmt, gefüllt.

Die Kleidung wird in Heimarbeit gestrickt oder genäht.

Sie besteht aus reiner Wolle mit Naturfarben gefärbt oder Baumwollstoffen (z.B. Westfalenstoffe). Das Design für diese Puppen übernimmt Thomas

Dahl (Bonn), der diese Puppen auch in Deutschland vertreibt.



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New Munich Art Dolls Comp. Ltd. NY

Wilhelmstr. 9

53111 Bonn


About us


New Munich Art Dolls Company Ltd., NY


Hand in Hand


Thomas Dahl had originally planned to study Speech Therapy after finishing school, but first he had to do a year’s stint of community service as an alternative to the draft, and worked as a home health worker, assisting disabled senior citizens.

When a grateful patient presented him with her childhood doll, a K-Star-R 126, and a package of Agnes Lucas patterns, he tried to sell them and approached several antique dealers, but no one knew

what the toys were worth. Appraisals ranged from $50 to $500!

So off to the library to do some research. In the course of his investigations, Dahl found a biography of Kathy Kruse – and was hooked! He began to collect dolls, but since his student budget would not allow him to buy the pristine antique dolls he admired, he began to comb flea markets for damaged dolls which he brought home to repair in the workshop of his father’s dental practice.

He sought advice from professional restorers of antiques, but since no one knew much about fixing old dolls, he was forced to rely on books and on trial and error.

As time went on, other collectors approached him with their broken dolls and, with his growing reputation, his hobby became a profession.


In 1986, he opened his first doll shop and clinic in the West German capital of Bonn, where he sells and repairs antique dolls and teddies as well as high quality modern play dolls, such as Kathy Kruse, Sylvia Natterer and Sasha Morgenthaler dolls.

He has studied Kathy Kruse dolls extensively and is known internationally as an expert on her work.

At an exhibition in Nürnberg in 1989, he first met Elisabeth Pongratz. Most of the dolls on display were elaborately detailed bisque creations, but Elisabeth’s wooden dolls stood apart in the irresistible charm of their simplicity. She calls her dolls “Neue Münchner Künstlerpuppen” after the Munich Art Doll movement of the early 20th century, when renowned doll artists such as Marion Kaulitz and Kathy Kruse began making more childlike dolls that a little girl could mother.

After pre-forming the wood – either bass or maple – on a plane, the heads are carved and lovingly sanded by hand down until they become smooth.

Since carving wood is more difficult than molding bisque, Elisabeth keeps the details of the models down to the absolute minimum, creating simple faces with a unique, touching appeal.


Her friendship with Thomas Dahl, who sells her dolls in his shop, inspired the suggestion that he market 2 types produced after her models. Thomas designs cloth bodies, outfits and accessories for these 2 types, which are then sewn by hand by his own seamstresses in home industries using pure

lambswool and cotton fabrics colored with natural dyes: The cotton bodies are made of tightly-woven untreated cotton and stuffed in the traditional way with lambswool and/or cotton.

Stockinet baby bodies are filled with natural sand which blissfully absorbs body temperature. ..


Thomas Dahl (Bonn) is responsible for the design and owns the rights of sale and distribution for these 2 types in Licence. Cambron Teupe Retailers are welcome.



For further information please contact:

New Munich Art Dolls Comp. Ltd. NY

Wilhelmstr. 9

53111 Bonn



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