Argentina Dolls Pampas Gaucho and Wife

Matching pair of 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 at the waist, a set of balls made of rocks connected by cords used for capturing animals. He also has a whip called rebenque. His belt buckle is a coin with the text: ‘Republica Argentina, 5 Centavos’. The fabric of white apron the female is wearing is a replacement because the original fabric was totally perished, the lace and ribbon were still okay.

Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!


Object Dolls wearing traditional costume
Origin Argentina, Pampas
Culture Unknown
Medium Plastic, fabric, coins, ribbon, lace, leather, cord
Mark or Tag Argentinian coin
Made by Unknown
Size H 25 cm
Dated Not dated
Acquired Fleemarket end 1990's


No postcard available. There should be a nice postcard here that matches these dolls, to show you how the people living in Argentina are dressed in their traditional costume.

There is nothing suitable in our postcard books at the moment, too bad!

Happy collecting,