Miriam makeba doll

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A wooden doll from Chihuahua, Mexico

 Mary O'Neill Doll Museum
Rarámuri indigenous people of Chihuahua in Mexico made this doll [Rarámuri were named Tarahumara by the Spanish.]; they speak both Uto-Aztecan and Spanish languages. Most of Rarámuri prefer the semi-nomadic lifestyle in the mountain shelters and caves.

Rarámuri hand carved this doll from a single piece of wood and sold  to a tourist.They also make baskets, necklaces, weaving,designing blankets, and other craft.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Doll made in South Africa named Miriam Makeba; Pata Pata

 Mary O'Neill Doll Museum
This is an example of an ethnic cloth doll made in South Africa; we named this doll Miriam Makeba. Doll Height 1,1 m.