General description Woman wearing traditional Venetian costume.
Dimensions: 13 x 9 x 7 cm
Date when acquired: 1974
Original Date: 1974
Source: Bought by myself in Venice. There is a label attached to her skirt which reads Venezia. Creazioni originale, Florence, Lela.
This is a plastic doll with rigid arms and legs. Her facial features have been painted on. Her brown hair is drawn tight over her forehead ending in a large bun at the nape of her neck. The bun is held on the right by two pins with beaded heads; one yellow, one red. On the left is a pale pink rose.
The doll is wearing a long skirt made of pink felt-like material. There is a band of black braid and a second band of green and gold braid around the skirt just above the hem. She has a white shiny long-sleeved blouse on. This is covered by a black lace shawl with very long fringes (that hang almost to the hem of her skirt). The shawl is held at the waist by a pink flower. Her underpants are of white cotton.
Her shoes are made of black plastic.
Around her neck is a gold chain with a piece of pale pink Murano glass as a pendant.´
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