31" Santos Cage Doll, Dark Grey by Santos Cage Doll This is my Doll!
fashion cage doll ~ 27" hand carved pear wood Cage Doll ~ 1630. While searching for the Virgin Mary/Madonna I discovered Santos. Meant to be dressed as various saints for religious celebrations. Cage doll refers to the flaring slat construction that sometimes replaces the lower torso and legs. Antique Santos are highly collectible and valuable.
Various Santos Spotted at an antique shop in Metro Manila. by Leo Cloma..many more pics here of various saints ans statues
How could I not pin this here?NY Times Magazine, 1995 Photographer: Matthew Rolston Model: Salma Hayek this site has page after page of stunning art and fashion photos