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seated woman doing child's hair
  • Brazil
  • seated woman doing child's hair, early 1940s
  • Where object was made: Santarém, Brazil
  • cloth, cardboard, plant fiber, string, paper, hair?, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 x 17 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/2 x 6 11/16 x 9 1/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Pirtle
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4901

The two figures are on the cardboard base with plant fibers stitched over the top. The bottom of the base is colored with pink marks. The larger figure is made from light colored cloth with black cloth for hair. Her face is embroidered. She is wearing a tan dress with blue leaf shapes and white ovals. She appears to be doing the hair of the child figure seated in front of her. The child is made from black cloth with possibly real hair and her face is embroidered. She is wearing a dress with a white field and large scale floral pattern in pink green and blue. There is a paper spoon and a book on the base.