Name: Needle-felted Doll “Nayeli”
Made by and When: Sue Sizemore, 2018
Height: 8 inches
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Long black hair made of curly yarn, black beaded eyes with white felted sclerae, painted mouth
Clothes: Dressed in a peach and white dress with white ribbon at the waist, which matches the white ribbon in the hair; white eyelet slip, needle-felted white panties, and black needle-felted shoes over which are added white socks and white faux leather shoes. The doll has an off-white needle-felted teddy bear.
Other: Nayeli is the artist’s first dark-skinned needle-felted doll and is a one-of-a-kind. Named “Nayeli” by the curator, which means “I love you” in the language of the Zapotec Indians of Mexico.
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