Dorcas HN1491 is the traditional name for a good and charitable woman who makes clothes and needlework to help the poor. The name originated in the Bible, where Dorcas was referred to as, full of good works and alms deeds. The Dorcas Society, a ladies association connected with the church, was founded for the purpose of making clothes for the poor. Dorcas holds in her hands a bowl of hand-carved and hand-painted flowers. Her lovely dress beautifully fades from green to white.