Doll representing a gaucho from the Pampas (grasslands region) of Argentina. A gaucho is the South American equivalent of a cowboy, a horseman that raises cattle and horses in a rural area. This gaucho doll carries bolas at the waist, a set of balls made of rocks connected by cords used for capturing animals.
Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!
Object Doll wearing traditional costume Origin Argentina, Pampas Culture Unknown Medium Plastic, fabric, ribbon, lace, leather, cord, beads, sequins Mark or Tag None Made by Unknown Size H 20 cm Dated Not dated Acquired Online early 2020's
Here's a postcard that matches this doll. It shows how the people living in Argentina are dressed in their traditional costume.
Text on the back of the postcard: 'Gauchos Carreta'. Blank, no postmark, not dated.