Ecuador Dolls Imbabura Province Otavalo with Flute

Matching pair of dolls from Otavalo in the Imbabura province in Ecuador. The female is wearing the typical skirts of the region, the colored skirt open at one side to show the white underskirt. The male is playing a flute called quena. Both dolls are made of stuffed cloth. The male may be missing a hat.

Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!


Object National costume dolls
Origin Ecuador, Imbabura province, Otavalo
Culture Mestizo
Medium Fabric, ribbon, reed, yarn, beads
Mark or Tag None
Made by Unknown
Size H 19 cm
Dated Not dated
Acquired Online


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

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

Happy collecting,