Purnell (Creole Heritage Art doll) Limited Edition

$ 129.00

LIMITED EDITION

Pre Order Only (Pre Orders take 4-8 weeks to complete)

Purnell is 16 inches tall and 4 inches wide. His face, arms, legs, feet and buttons were made from polymer clay. His clothing is made from hand painted canvas and salvaged jute coffee bags.

HisStory

Meet Purnell, the little creole jester boy who lived in a small village on the outskirts of New Orleans. You never met a boy who loved Mardi Gras season as much as Purnell did. It was the only time of the year that you would find him making money for his family doing something he truly loved, which was dancing and making people laugh. Every season he would get his mother Lizzie and twin sister Curnell to make him a jester costume with what little they had. He would then dress up and trek the 4 days it would take him to get to the city and dance for strangers. Finally, after the season was over and he made enough coins to bring back to his mama and sister he would trek all the way back home, and with anticipation wait for the next Mardi Gras season.

Dedicated to my grandpa Purnell Hithe