These are wooden dolls with cotton clothing by the Tarahumara people (also known as Rarámuri) from the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. The Tarahumara primarily live in the high sierras and canyons of Chihuahua, such as the Copper Canyon in the Sierra Madre Occidental range. Most still practice a traditional lifestyle that includes subsistence farming, hunting and living in natural shelters. These unique dolls are carved by hand from pine wood or bark and depict the lifestyle of the people with traditional dress and hand stitching.
Copper Canyon, Chihuahua
Austin Friends of Folk Art