This cloth doll is a traditional rag doll that local island people sew to share with their children or sale to tourist. The doll wears a colorful dress and a colorful head wrap. Originally, rag dolls were made by families who could not afford porcelain dolls or plastic dolls for their children. The doll changed over the years from having a look of a slave to a young lady.This doll represents the more modern look and does not have the many stereotypes usually given to dolls of color.
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