Woman and child doll – ATACAMEÑO
- Reference: EDSA1092
- Origin: North of Chile
- Period: Circa 1980
- Height: 28 cm
- Materials: Alpaca wool, cotton, wood.
- Price: 45€
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This is a typical woman and child doll, wearing the traditional attire.
The doll’s age is estimated as belonging to the late 20th century, although it is likely that the pieces of cloth used in the making are much older. Typically, dolls would be made with “recycled” pieces of older textiles, making the actual determination of the age of the doll an inherently complex matter.
The doll is in great condition, no stains, no rips, just a small hole in the front of the dress where the cloth is worn out, as seen on the pictures.
The Atacameños (also called Atacama) are a Native South American people who inhabit the Andean portion of the Atacama desert South of Bolivia, which rests mainly in the North of Chile, in what is known as the Antofagasta Region. The current population is estimated at some 24.000 individuals, of whom 21.000 in Chile and 3.000 in Argentina.