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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 89.6.2 (or 3YI) to 1989.004.002.
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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
Fabric male doll standing on a round brown wooden (balsa wood?) disc. He is carrying a brown cane in his right hand, it is tilted up in such a way that the end of the cane comes out behind his right armpit. The doll is dressed in a black cotton coat that is knotted in the front at the bottom, a white collared cotton shirt, a black gerriko (sash) around his waist, and gray cotton pants that appear to be a tweed pattern. His left hand is in the pocket of his pants. He is also wearing a black txapela (hat) and brown dress shoes possibly made from paper. the hands and head are both made from a heavy canvas which has been hand-painted. The stout man has round facial features, including the indication of a double chin in paint. He has blue eyes and gray painted hair. The expression on his face appears to be irritation or general gruffness. The face is shaped in such a way to include distinct facial features (parts that come out from the head) such as the nose, chin, and ears. The ears are painted paper cut-outs. The doll is stuffed with an unknown material, the body parts are all firm. The bottom of the disc is signed by the artist twice, once in white ink, "Amua," and once in black ink "Amua Bilbao." "Hormaechea" is also written on the bottom of the disc in black ink from a ball point pen.