The Faceless Doll That Could

Her name is Mariana. Her story, some may say tragic, others triumphant. But to this day she remains without a face. 

The fact that the doll has no face reflects perfectly the reality of Latin Americans where there is a racial syncretism, product of the conquest and colonization.

Born of a turbulent history and mix of cultures, Dominicans feel heirs to the fusion of many tribes and races. 

You never know what she’s feeling, the open soul of this Caribbean woman without expression, without eyes, nose, mouth standing still, yet at peace. She has been modeled with the unmistakable sensuality of Dominican women. 

These faceless dolls are each made individually. No two are alike, making her one of the most prized crafts to own from the Dominican Republic.
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