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seated woman washing clothes
  • Brazil
  • seated woman washing clothes, early 1940s
  • Where object was made: Santarém, Brazil
  • cloth, cardboard, paper, paint, seeds, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 15.5 x 17 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 1/8 x 6 11/16 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Barbara Pirtle
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4903

The woman is seated on a cardboard base with her hands in a large bowl. Her skin is made of black cloth, her hair of black cloth and her face is embroidered. She is wearing a red dress with a pattern of black and white rectangles. The dress has a white collar and she wears a white kerchief. The bowl is made of paper, painted silver and there is a small bowl made from part of a large seed that is no longer attached. The large bowl has white and blue cloths in it, and they are bundled by the side as well.