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Le Minor dolls : the exhibit

The exhibit shows the dolls produced by Le Minor, a French company that used to be specialized in regional dolls and still in activity selling decorative items in Pont-l'Abbé. The dolls presented come from the Musée de la Poupée and Mrs Anne Libouban's collections.

Cover of a Le Minor box

Le Minor tag
Le Minor tag
Le Minor tag

Most of the dolls dressed by Le Minor come from Petitcollin, but also Nobel, Jumeau, SFBJ, Huard or Clélia. In addition to the mignonnettes wearing regional outfits, Le Minor also dressed dolls and babies in various sizes.

Le Minor first dressed dolls wearing the numerous costumes from Brittany than from other French regions and finally a selection of foreign outfits

Plougastel costume

Pont Aven costume

Pont l'Abbé costume

Quimper costume

This type of dolls has been very sucessful mostly when the paied holidays were created in France in 1936. The holiday makers used to bring back a doll wearing the costume of the region they were visiting and collected them along their trips.

Island of Batz costume

Concarneau costume

Pont Aven costume

Saint Malo costume

Pornic costume

Pont l'Abbé costume

Plougastel costume

Pont l'Abbé costume

Pontivy costume

Today, these dolls are collectible items. As a matter of fact they have an irresistible old fashion charm and give an incredible testimony of the richness of French regional costumes.

Pont Aven
Ile aux Moines

New book

Anne Libouban, presents the history of Le Minor dolls in a book to be published in 2011.

Les poupées Le Minor
by Anne Libouban
Editions Coop Breizh
18X20 - 200 pages
Available at the Museum's shop and by mail.

• Program : on Friday March 11, 2011, 4pm (with reservation)

. Signing : cancelled. The editor is postponing the printing of the book.

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