doll (pastimes: toys)

Doll, of European manufacture, dressed in the costume of an upper class, Sulemane lady. The trousers and waistcoat are pink silk with gold embroidery. The shift and gown are of coarse, white, open-weave cotton, with the latter embroidered with gold sequins. Over this she wears a coat of blue silk embroidered with silver thread, lined with white cotton linen and quilted. The shoulder cloth is made of tinselled material in white, green, yellow and orange. The turban cloth is white, black, red and turquoise with black tassels. The doll has various pieces of jewellery, anklets and bracelets of bead, paste gems, plastic and metal. There are also amulet cases.

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