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Mexican Paper Mache Dolls

Mexican Paper Mache Dolls

There are many stories of the Mexican Paper Mache Puta Dolls - They were put in the windows to advertise "Ladies of Entertainment" ... if a man cheated on his wife, he might come home to a Puta Doll in his bed and no wife! At Easter time small ones would be made for little girls to play with. Whatever their purpose, they are one of the delights of Mexico. They have brightly painted clothing - filled with decorations and glittery sparkles. Their arms and legs are articulated - put on with heavy cord, and they can be posed in many ways. She is a "muñeca de carton" - a doll made of paper.