Name: Coco, Bernard, and Precious (Crocheted Dolls)
Made by and When: Creations by Ba’ucham (Ra’chel Ba’ucham), 2018
Material: Yarn, felt, acrylic eyes, plastic* or synthetic eyelashes, firm inner stuffing
Marks: Each doll has a cloth label that reads, Handmade by: / Ra’chel Ba’ucham / Copyright 2018.
Height: 19 inches (Coco), Bernard (18-1/2 inches), and Precious (18 inches)
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Coco has synthetic hair with two side ponytails of multiple double-strand blonde twists; dark brown eyes with white felt irises and applied *synthetic eyelashes which replace the original plastic eyelashes, stitched mouth.
Clothes/Accessories: Wears a crocheted yellow dress trimmed in black, a black jacket, white crocheted undies, and black and yellow crocheted shoes. Accessories include a yellow beaded bracelet and yellow barrettes in the hair. Earrings were added by the curator.
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Bernard has mostly black yarn hair styled in locs, some of which are brown, and some are accented with cowrie shells. Black acrylic eyes with white felt irises, a stitched nose and mouth, and dimpled cheeks create the facial features.
Clothes: Wears crocheted-on clothing of a gold hoodie, denim-blue pants, and burgundy sneakers with white soles.
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black yarn hair is styled in four square sections (two on the top sides and two in the back) with spiral crocheted ponytails and crocheted bangs; two mint green crocheted butterflies accent the top-side ponytails; mint green yarn is wrapped around the back two. Precious has black acrylic eyes, black plastic eyelashes, and crocheted lips.
Clothes: Precious’ mint green dress has pink, yellow, and white trim; panties and shoes match the trim; wears mint green butterfly-shaped earrings.
Other: Made without patterns, these dolls are among the artist’s first crocheted dolls. Coco is Ra’chel Ba’ucham’s first deep-complexioned crocheted doll. Coco and Bernard were named by the artist. The curator named Precious. Coco and Precious have crocheted sculpted noses. Each doll has crocheted ears. A signed certificate of authenticity verifies that each doll is a hand-made one-of-a-kind.
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