Argentina Dolls Pampas Gaucho and Wife
Matching pair of wooden dolls representing a gaucho and his wife 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 in his hand, a set of balls made of rocks connected by cords used for capturing animals. He lost one of his spurs in action.
Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!
Object Dolls wearing traditional costume
Origin Argentina, Pampas
Medium Wood, fabric, ribbon, lace, leather, cord, mohair, metal
Mark or Tag None
Made by Unknown
Size H 19 cm
Dated Not dated
Acquired Fleemarket early 2000's
Here's a postcard that matches these dolls. It shows how the people living in Argentina are dressed in their traditional costume.
Text on the back of the postcard: 'Gauchos, Capilla'. Blank, no postmark, not dated.