These dolls are handmade artist dolls from the 1970's, by doll manufacturer Hedler in Arnstadt, East Germany (former DDR). Many Hedler dolls were inspired by the dolls of the miniature town 'Mon Plaisir' of Princess Auguste Dorothea of Schwarzburg-Arnstadt (1666–1751).
A fat man and a lady holding a bundle. We have not be able to find out which characters they represent. They have cloth over wire frame bodies, stockinette faces. Their eyes are tiny black beads, eyebrows and eyelashes are painted on, their mouths are stitched on. They have cut-out leather hands. The lady has no legs, just a cone-shaped lower body that is stuffed with cloth. The man has quite a large belly, covered by his black felt coat. Very good condition for both dolls. Stand not included.