Chancay Burial Doll

Chancay Burial Doll

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Chancay burial doll with baby.

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The doll shown above is a contemporary Peruvian piece made using ancient textile fabrics. The doll is a near facsimile of a doll making tradition that was in practice along the central coast of Peru 1000 years ago. These modern dolls are an example of indigenous Peruvian artisans redeveloping an ancient industry of their ancestors to provide a new source of income. This is not an ancient doll, as the ancient dolls have faces woven into the fabric made for that specific doll and not embroidered like this example. It is a contemporary item made from cornhusks and ancient fabrics between 1950 - 1995. Doll is approximately 11 inches long. These are in really good shape, there are some holes in the fabric as the fabric is very old. The cornhusk from what I can tell is in good shape, and the stitchings are secure. These dolls are not meant to be toys, and should not be purchased for children to play with. These are folk art items and should only be for decorative or the purpose of appreciation.