Carnival Doll

In Fun
Relationship: Child of im/migrant

My object is a traditional doll from Trinidad and Tobago. It was something my mom took with her when she immigrated to New York from Canada, but she got the doll from Trinidad. The doll’s “skin” feels like the skin of a real person. That is what makes this doll so different from other dolls. Most of is painted blue and red. The hat that is placed on her head is very colorful. The doll is about the size of my foot, or even longer. It feels very smooth on the face. On the legs it feels more bumpy than the face. The doll was made with the following materials:plastic, nails, fabric, feathers, and wood. People use these dolls to give to the kids to play with. They also use the dolls as a decoration in their homes to remind them of Trinidad. This object connects to my mother because in Trinidad she played with these dolls when she was at home. She wanted to be as tall and skinny as the doll. The doll had mom’s favorite color on the outfit. It was very powdered and reminded my mother of carnival in Trinidad.

Year: 2000

– Sameera

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant