Handmade pillow for doll with exquisite embroidery. This measures 6.25 by 3 inches including lace all around. This one of a kind treat for your dolls, in the form of a little pillow (great size for a presentation box) has the words "O que és que a baiana tem." Which means, in English: What does the woman from Bahia have?
From Wikipedia : this is a song composed by Dorival Caymmi in 1939 and recorded by the Portuguese artist Carmen Miranda. The song was immortalized in her voice when she played this samba in the film Banana da Terra (1939), directed by Wallace Downey. Besides the film Banana da Terra, "O que é que a baiana tem?" was presented by Miranda in the Broadway musical revue The Streets of Paris between 1939 and 1940, and in the movie Greenwich Village (1944).
Anyway back to the pillow, which has amazing embroidery, so teeny tiny and exquisite, of two people at what appears to be a barbecue, or fire, dressed in colorful clothing, with a few plants and flowers, of long and short stitch, bullion stitch (flames) filled in with tiny French knots, all perfect! Really delightful. This is in excellent condition, and I cannot tell how recently made.
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