Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Mexican peasant woman doll
  • Mexico
  • Mexican peasant woman doll, 1930s
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • cloth, bead, yarn, paint
  • Gift from the Rosemary Ketcham Collection
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2251
Description

Female figure with stuffed cloth body. Wearing a dark red skirt with horizontal white stripes, white blouse gathered at the neckline, dark blue belt, medium blue shawl with length wise pattern and orange crosswise stripes at each end (shawl being used to fasten baby to her back). The baby's head is covered with red, yellow and black patterned cloth. Dark blue beads are tight around the neck. Black yarn hair pulled into braids at each side and tied with yellow thread. Blue bead earrings are painted facial features on molded cloth face. Barefoot.