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Guadeloupe Doll with Painted Face and Basket of Fruit (Close Up)

Guadeloupe Doll with Painted Face and Basket of Fruit (Close Up)

Hand made doll from Guadeloupe, an island in the Caribbean. The base of the doll is made from a paper cone that is painted in bright yellow with a red and green flower. Her torso and head are created with tape, that is painted and covered with shellac. Her arms are wire, which are wrapped in tape and then painted. She is holding a basket on one are. The basket is filled with watermelon and other fruit. On her head, she has an African style head scarf, which is painted blue with white polka dots, to match the trim on her dress. Her facial features are hand painted. The figure stands 9 (23 cm) inches tall.

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Galleries: Caribbean, Guadeloupe, Scarf, Statue
Keywords: African scarf, All_Guadeloupe, Caribbean, France, French, Guadeloupe, Island, Leeward Islands, basket, cone, doll, figurine, fruit, hand made, handcrafted, lady, shellac, tape, watermelon, woman
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: 20
Original Dimensions: 3552×5430
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 26460