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9: Recreational Artifacts
Art, Basque
Juanita "Jay" Uberuaga Hormaechea Collection
This object was accessioned improperly when received, so the number was changed from 89.6.1 (or 3YI) to 1989.004.001.
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Juanita "Jay" Uberuaga Hormaechea
Bilbao, Amua Hormaechea, Juanita "Jay" Uberuaga
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Juanita "Jay" Uberuaga Hormaechea
doll making cloth dolls human figure in art handicraft knitting
Fabric female doll sitting on a brown wooden stool. An elderly woman knitting with three metal knitting needles and a ball of off-white yarn in her lap. Part of the knitting had been completed before attaching it to the doll's hands. She is wearing a black cotton scarf on her head with a matching plain black shawl. Her long-sleeved, collared shirt is black with white cross-hatched stripes. Her apron is blue, heavier fabric than that of the shirt, scarf, and shawl. It has two pockets and raches down to the middle of her shins. The skirt she is wearing is composed of three different fabrics, a red and white striped cotton section at the top, red felt down to the ankles, and then a strip of black cotton fabric at the hem. The shoes are abarkak (leather shoes with laces) with black laces and white socks. Her pantaloons are off-white cotton. The hair is made from gray embroidery floss and one line of flesh colored floss to indicate a part in the hair. Her head is made from canvas, like her hands, and hand painted. She has an old face, blue eyes, a smiling mouth, and earrings but no ears. The head is shaped in such a way to include distinct facial features such as the nose and chin. The stool she is sitting on is probably made from balsa wood and stained dark brown. It is held together with glue and finish nails. The artist's name, Amua, is written in blue paint on the bottom of the doll's left shoe. "Hormaechea" is written on the bottom of the stool in black ink; apparently using a ball point pen. The doll is stuffed with an unknown material.