Aruba Tourist Rag Doll Series XI. Box 11
11½” high 8½” wide
Cloth, vinyl, and mixed medium
This doll follows the tradition of dolls made to represent islanders for outside tourist. This doll is dressed in traditional clothes and represents what people who are not of the African Diaspora may think an African Diaspora island girl may look like. The doll is a stereotypical representation with dark skin and flowing clothing, and has bright colors with her hair in traditional “pickianniny” hairstyle.
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