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!