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New Orleans Hand-Made Doll. Series IV Box 4

9½” high 6” wide

Unknown Date

United States of America

mixed medium, cloth, plastic, wicker

This doll comes from the tradition of New Orleans where African - Americans were influenced by people from the Caribbean. This is due to the combination of the French, Spanish, Indian, and African cultures in these islands. The people of New Orleans also have the combination of these cultures. This doll has a flowing skirt made of wicker, a bright colorful top, a colorful head piece, and a basket on her head. She wears bright make-up on her medium brown complexion skin. This doll is a created by local artist by materials that are available and sold to tourist. Although this doll is from New Orleans, it could easily be mistaken for any island doll.


Collectibles, Dolls, African-Americans, Africa, Arts, Culture