Royal Doulton® Dances of the World: Mexican Hat Dance Bone China Figurine
Royal Doulton's designers and artists have carefully recreated the style and joyful colors of the popular dress and the Mexican dancer is posed in mid dance, exuberantly swishing her skirts from side to side as she performs one of the characteristic movements of the nation's Hat Dance. Signed by Michael Doulton.
The Mexican Hat Dance, the Jarabe Tapatio, is often considered the national dance of Mexico. It dates back to the mid 18th century and tells the story of a man trying to woo his sweetheart. During the 19th century it was considered immoral and was banned from public performance. In 1919 the famous Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, added the Hat Dance to her repertoire following a visit to the country and from then on its position within Mexican culture was assured. Traditionally female dancers wear bright costumes trimmed with multicolored ribbons based on a dress called the Chino Poblano. Floral and plaited ribbon headdresses are worn and hair is tightly braided.
Royal Doulton Pretty Ladies are the most iconic and famous of all Royal Doulton's figurines and collectibles. These lady figurines are rendered in fine bone china and lovingly hand-decorated; each one given a name and story. Sought after by collectors world wide, these iconic ladies, in garb historical and contemporary, never go out of style.
Made of bone china. Includes a lined storage box and a Limited Edition card. Limited Edition: 2500.
Dimensions: 9.75"H x 4.75"L x 7"W
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