Italy: Florence

Front view
Front view

General description Peasant woman with traditional Florentine costume.

Dimensions:17.5 x 10 x 5 cm

Date when acquired: 1980s

Original Date: 1980s

Source: Bought by my father in Florence There is a label attached to her apron which reads Eros (I think), Firenze.

 

Body

This is a plastic doll with movable arms and legs. Her facial features have been painted on. Her hair is drawn tight over her forehead and is split into two long plaits reaching down to her waist . The plaits are tied with red ribbons.

Rear view
Rear view

Clothing

The doll is wearing a long skirt made of red cotton with a white cotton lining. The material has a pattern of small boxes and star-like forms in black and green. She has a long white viole apron over her skirt. She also has on a white high-necked blouse with short puffed sleeves. On top of this is a black bodice with red satiny strap and red crosses sewn on the front. She is wearing white cotton underpants.

She has a large straw hat on her head tied under her chin with a red ribbon, which also goes around the crown of the hat.

Her shoes are made of black plastic.

 

Accessories

Around her neck is a white and red material choker.

View showing details of the bodice
View showing details of the bodice

Background information

For general information about Italian costumes see the Italy text

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