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These one-of-a-kind, soft dolls are handmade in Uganda by women who make their living through selling these crafts. The dolls wear traditional Ugandan dress, called Gomesi. The Gomesi is a long dress with a square neckline, puffy sleeves, and two buttons to the left of the neck. The dress is made from kitenge cloth; informal, brightly colored fabric pattered with traditional tribal patterns unique to Uganda. The doll even wears a traditional kanga, also called a slip. In cities the Gomesi is reserved for occasions. In rural areas it is daily attire. A baby doll is tied onto the mother's back as customarily done. Each doll is unique. The red dresses are cut from the same kitenge cloth as seen in the picture with variations. Blue and orange and blue and white dresses are available made from a kitenge cloth which tells a different story. No two dolls are the same. Sashes vary in color (pink, yellow, purple, etc.) as well as the fabric used to hold the baby to the mother's back.
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