Punta Cana International Airport exhibits a dozen 11-foot-tall dolls without faces


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Feb 20, 2019
Patricio Correa placing his doll at the airport / Diario Libre

Artists Kilia Llano, Luis Rivas, Angurria, Willy Gómez, Yojairah Objio and Sarah Uribe, Narcizo Rodríguez, Poteleche, Jef Fonts, José Pelletier, José Morillo, Jorge Modafoca and Patricio Correa were contracted to create twelve 11-foot tall faceless dolls in ceramics. The dolls are on exhibit through March at Terminal A of the airport.

The faceless dolls, traditionally known as “Muñecas Limé,” are a symbol of traditional craftsmanship and an icon of Dominican culture. The Limé-style dolls were recreated with the participation of the artists and students from the Puntacana International School (PCIS) and the Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic, with the inspiration of Punta Cana as a tourist destination.

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JD Jones

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Jan 7, 2016
Man, I remember decades ago when the original “Muñecas Limé” were a must-have to take back home for tourists, and there were many more fakes than there was originals.

I'm surprised I don't have any in my home, but probably because of the price.
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