doll (pastimes: toys)

Large female doll in Portuguese costume with a painted, fabric face and composition hands. She is wearing a skirt that is lined, a cotton petticoat, knitted stockings and pink garters. The handwoven apron has hand-stitched trim. The doll has metal earrings and necklaces. The skirt seems to have been cut down from a larger garment. The black shoes have leather uppers that have flowers embroidered into the surface.

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