Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Mexican male doll
  • Mexico
  • Mexican male doll, 1930s
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • cloth, wool, straw, leather, yarn, paint
  • Gift from the Rosemary Ketcham Collection
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2250
Description

Cloth stuffed body; male figure wearing black wool pants with patches, white cotton shirt, red belt, red and brown serape thrown over the shoulder; sandals; straw hat sewn with pink thread. Carrying a long stick in left hand and a bundle of sticks tied with a leather thong slung over the right shoulder. Face is molded into wrinkles, white yearn used to form hair. Mustache and beard. Eyes, mouth and eyebrows painted on. Appearance in general that of a peasant, farmer or laborer of advanced age.