Bahamas Wood Path Dolls. Series I, Box 1
Doll I - 5" high and 2" wide
Doll II - 5½” high and 2½” wide
Wood and cloth
Island dolls, which are sold to tourist, are made from mediums available to the artist such as wood, plastic, cloth, porcelain, and Paper Mache. Tourists have traditionally expected stereotypical images. These images are of people carrying baskets on their heads, dressing in colorful cloths, wearing headpieces with fruit, or wearing Bermuda hats. Another common image of Island Peoples is that of the blackface minstrel. These dolls have a blackface minstrel appearance, are holding maracas and are dressed in colorful cloths. The dolls are made of wood.
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