Brazil Carnival Doll Rio de Janeiro Rosinha

Brazilian doll from Rio de Janeiro. Dressed in festive carnival outfit, which is influenced by European, Afro-Brazilian and indigenous cultures. Carnival is an annual Roman Catholic celebration that marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 days period of fasting and contemplation before Easter. The Rio carnival is the biggest carnival in the world, a huge parade with costumed dancers and musicians from many samba schools.

There are two stickers under her stand that read ‘Rosinha’ and ‘Brasil, hand made – RC artesao – Rio’. I haven’t been able to find out whether Rosinha is her name or whether it is meant to be the favela Rocinha. I tend to believe it is just her first name.

Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!


Object Carnival doll
Origin Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Culture Mixed
Medium Fabric, plastic, feathers, chains, ribbon, sequins, wood, glitter, wire
Mark or Tag Stickers
Made by RC Artesao
Size H 15 cm
Dated Not dated
Acquired New as gift 2008


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

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

Happy collecting,