doll (pastimes: toys)

Doll representing a married Sudanese woman. The body is made of stuffed cloth, and she wears a blue flowered dress and pink petticoats. The doll has a round head with vertical marks on the cheeks, black braided hair decorated with red tassels, metal discs and beads, with two Muslim charms. The fingers and feet are coated with a black resinous substance.

Label: Old paper label with black type.

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