votive offering

Female doll made of wood, paper and fabric. The oval shape where the head should be is covered in red painted paper. The doll is covered in fabric and over the top of this is coloured paper, mainly silver and green. The doll has large shoulders and breasts. It has five cylindrical shaped fingers on each hand. A piece of wood projects from the bottom of the doll, acting as a frame for it.

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