This type of doll is called a Santos Cage Doll and is highly collectible. Often found in Portuguese or Spanish communities, these dolls were used in Catholic religious processions and were often elaborately dressed in beautiful gowns and topped with golden crowns. These dolls would occupy a place of prominence in the home of a wealthy person or chapel. The cage could also be used as a sort of prayer shrine with objects placed inside the cage.
by Marina Malyshkina I see no reason why the brain should have any trouble with sculpting. I don't get why hand/brain coordination is not an issue with clay but is totally challenged by a blanket stitch! I love the feel and look of this doll.