doll (pastimes: toys)

Dancing girl doll with a white cloth stuffed body, with rigid legs in a pink dress with a white floral and butterfly pattern. The head is made of a paste or gum substance, with white bead eyes and two vertical scarifications on each cheek and hair of black, plaited braid decorated with red tassels and metal discs. The doll has large, crescent shaped earrings and a bead necklaces.
label: Church Missionary Society label

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