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figures with house and tree
  • Brazil
  • figures with house and tree, early 1940s
  • Where object was made: Santarém, Brazil
  • plant fiber, wood, cloth, paper, embroidering, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 31 x 33.5 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 13 3/16 x 8 5/8 in
  • Gift of Barbara Pirtle
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4929
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Description

The scene depicts a small house with a figure seated inside and a figure outside with a tree.

The "A-frame" house is made from plant fibers on a wood and plant fiber frame. The figure seated inside is made of light colored cloth. He wears a woven hat, grey and white striped shirt and blue trousers. He is seated at a hearth with something on a spit.

The figure standing outside is also made from light colored cloth. He wears a woven hat, grey and white striped shirt and blue and white striped trousers. He has a small tool in his hand, possibly a tap for the tree. The tree is wrapped with paper and has cloth leaves.

The scene is situated on a rectangular wooden base.