This is a vintage 8" all jointed vinyl doll, with sleep eyes and real eyelashes and rooted brown hair dressed with the regional dress of The Mayoress of Segovia, a city close to Madrid in Castilla.Zamarramala Segovia.
She is in excellent condition!
The tradition explains that:
On the town of Zamarramala once a year one woman is elected from the locality segoviana day St. Agatha (Feb. 5), On that date women traditionally rule this town.
The dress is basically the same as the traditional segovian dress, but with added elements that demonstrate the connotations of power
and authority of the position it represents.
From head to toe, the mayor costume consists of the following elements:
White lace blanket that reaches the shoulders and frames the face.
Montera or headdress, in the shape of a miter, that girds the mantilla, made of cloth, adorned at the front with embroidery and rhinestones, adorned at the top with a wool pompom, and topped at the sides by twelve thimbles or silver buttons, Six on each side, called "apostles".
Black velvet closure, open to the front, with a wide neckline and rather short sleeve, which allow the black embroidery of the white linen shirt to be worn.
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