two hand-made pins, purchased in Mexico in 1949. They are obviously handmade, using scraps of wood and fabric with a cardboard backing. The details are touching; the woman has long finely braided hair, and carries a basket of little eggs and a chicken with a real feather. The couple on the bench is inscribe "Tu y Yo" (you and me). The base material appears to be carved soft wood with painted details.
The pin with a single girl is 2 1/8" x 1 1/4". The pin with the couple is 1 7/8" x 2 1/4". Condition is very good, with slight fraying to some fabric. These appear to have never been worn. The "7" on the reverse is the former collector's identification number.
These doll pins are part of a large collection of dolls from around the world. The former owner collected these over the course of many decades, from her travels or the travels of friends and family. They date from the 1930's to about 1979. She kept a record of the year and place of acquisition, so we are able to identify most of these dolls. We would like to find new homes for all these dolls, and are happy to combine shipping and to consider offers for multiple purchases.