This beautiful corn husk doll came from the small town of San Cristobal Zapotitlan in the very artistic region of Lake Chapala, Mexico. I was fortunate to be on vacation there and heard about the ladies that produce these doll. They also make flowers and hard to find animals and birds out of corn husks. 20 years ago a woman who was a teacher decided to make sure this craft continued and formed a group of 22 ladies to teach them the art. Today they are down to 8 ladies and each one expresses her own creativeness in each doll they make.
This beautiful doll is dressed in a bold and bright fushia skirt, she has a long dark green shawl that covers her head. Her hair is dyed black corn silk and braided with a blue bow. She is carrying a tiny decorated vase of four colorful flowers. She measures 9 inches tall and is 6 and 1/2 inches wide at the bottom of her skirt. The construction of these dolls is extraordinary and they are made to last a long time. Keep away from a window or the sun so she won't fade.
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