Haitian Doll
What makes a doll a Haitian doll you may ask? Well outside of the fact that this doll was made in Haiti, the doll's ensemble is inspired by the country’s traditional folk art. As a matter of fact in the 19th century, Haitian woman often wore these colorful attires. Back in those days, emancipated slaves also known as affranchi elegantly sported attires that differentiated them from the social class right below: the enslaved africans. Today while most Haitian will no longer be caught wearing this type of clothing in public, they pay tribute to this era through artwork such as the doll on this post. The bright fabric used for this dress gives this artwork a keen fashion sense and will set it apart from a typical doll collection.
Reginald Michel


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