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Virgin Islands Female Doll with Hand Painted Face on Seed and African Style Head Scarf (Close Up)

Virgin Islands Female Doll with Hand Painted Face on Seed and African Style Head Scarf (Close Up)

Hand made doll from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. She is wearing a bright colored dress and matching head scarf. Her dress has a white lace collar. Her cotton pantaloons also have lace trim, and her shoes made from lace. Her head is made from a large seed, and her arms and legs are wire. Her torso is stuffed material. She has black fiber hair and a hand painted face. Tag: "Hand Made by Gwendolyn R. Harley.” Gwendolyn is well known for preserving the culture of the Virgin Islands through her hand-sewn, softly sculptured historic dolls. The figure stands 12 inches (30 cm) tall.

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Galleries: Caribbean, Natural Materials, Scarf
Keywords: All_Gwendolyn_Harley_Dolls, Caribbean, Gwendolyn Harley, US Territory, Virgin Islands, West Indies, doll, female, fiber, figurine, hand made, hand painted, handcrafted, head scarf, island, lace, lady, market woman, pantaloons, seed
Photo Location: FCIT Photo Studio, Tampa, FL
Photographer: Dr. Ann E. Barron
Date of Photo: 05/30/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.0666667
F Number: 14
Original Dimensions: 3744×5616
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 24737