Here we have a vintage Lupita doll from Mexico, with black hair in a sort of 1940s old-fashioned style cut, with shiny earrings shaped like leaves and silver glitter in spots along her purple and pink and white "outfit." Lupita dolls have been made for over 200 years and started as an inexpensive alternative to porcelain dolls. Today they are recognizably Mexican, a wonderful type of folk art that brings a festive touch to the home, or to a party. They are super light, their arms and legs generally movable as they're connected with string or twine, as they are in this case. The paper mache has some weight, being made of a carton-like type of material, and so the dolls in Spanish are called "cartoneria" dolls. This one is made to sit on a shelf, although I've seen ones that stand only or sit stiffly. She came from a home filled with these dolls, most purchased in the 1970s and 80s.
Measures just over 16-3/4" tall from head to toe, and about 6-1/4" wide. There are spots where the paint is uneven due to fading, and one spot in the black paint of the hair where it has crazed and started to fall off. That could be fixed after the fact but I kept it that way because it lends handmade charm.
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