Female Peruvian Doll with Valicha Dress (Peruvian Decor)

"Valicha" is a Peruvian song. It was written by a Peruvian poet named Miguel Angel Hurtado Delgado to honour a young lady called Valeriana, who was the most beautiful woman in her town. Authors don't seem to agree whether Miguel and Valicha were lovers or whether the poet suffered from an infatuation; anyway, since 1950s Valicha has become one of the most renown songs written in Huayno in the 20th century.

The dolls we sell here in Tinkuy feature the most popular attire people wear when they are about to dance Valicha. The lady wears a hat, a shawl, blouse and skirt, all of them adorned with embroidery and lively colours. The clothing of this Valicha dancer doll was made with the same techniques that are used to made the clothes of a real dancer.

We strongly suggest buying it along with its male peer.

  • Cuzco doll.
  • Handmade Andean Doll.

Measurements:

  • 35 x 10 centimeters
  • 13.7 x 4 inches
$27.00
Male Peruvian Doll with Valicha Attire (Peruvian Decor)

Here at Tinkuy, we like to sell items that are meaningful for those who make them and for their potential buyers. The Peruvian doll on this page features the look a male wears when he is about to dance a popular Huayno song called "Valicha." He wears a chullo hat, a hat (which can also be left floating behind your back), a shirt, a vest, pants and sandals. The clothes of this Valicha dancer doll was made with the same techniques that are used to made the clothes of a real one.

As for "Valicha", the song, it is a Peruvian Huayno composed by a poet named Miguel Angel Hurtado Delgado to honour a lady called Valeriana, or Valicha, who was the most beautiful woman in her town. Authors don't seem to agree whether Miguel and Valicha were lovers or whether the poet suffered from an infatuation but it doesn't matter. Miguel still left us one of the most remarkable Huayno songs of the 20th century.

  • Cuzco doll.
  • Handmade Andean doll.

Measurements:

  • 35 x 10 centimeters
  • 13.7 x 4 inches
$27.00
Peruvian Barbie Doll with Huaylas Dress (Peruvian Decor)

If you have been to Peru, then you should have certainly heard about Andean music or perhaps even seen Peruvian dance to their rhythm. One of the most lively dances is the Huaylas, a dance in which men court their women showing dexterity in the dance floor. Female movements are also lively during the dance, and they show off their dresses while subtly making eyes to their partners.

This Peruvian doll features a replica of the dress a woman wears during the dance and of a original barbie. Just like the original skirts, these dresses have embroidery work. An original handmade Huaylas dress may cost over 2000 US dollars. This replica costs, as you can see, a lot less.

We suggest buying this Peruvian doll together with the Chonguinada dancer and the Chuto dancer. This way you can get a full set.

  • Barbie doll dresses.
  • Barbie replica.

Measurements:

  • 30 x 10 centimeters
  • 11.8 x 4 inches
$22.00
$28.00
Peruvian Barbie Doll with Tunantada Dress (Peruvian Decor)

The Tunantada is a tradition in Junin. Every January 20th, there is a festival in which people remember, satirically, how centuries ago Spaniards came to found the town. That day, the viceroy came with an Argentinian man who sold donkeys, a Bolivian man who sold medicinal herbs, and his court, which ranged from white followers to Andean slaves.

Perhaps the inhabitants found funny all the pomposity that came along with the viceroy. Soon after, they recreated the scene in the satirical dance that we now call the Tunantada. Once established, it was appointed for every January 20th, day of the patron of the town.

This barbie doll clothes is one of the dresses women wear those days. It is handmade, adorned with embroidery, and includes a hat.

This doll could be a nice ornament for your home. We suggest taking a look at the Chuto dancer so you can get a full set of Peruvian dolls.

  • Barbie doll dresses.
  • Barbie replica.

Measurements:

  • 30 x 10 centimeters
  • 11.8 x 4 inches
$28.00
Peruvian Barbie Doll with Tunantada Dress and Head Dress (Peruvian Decor)

This ethnic barbie could be a unique gift for any woman, you can show her a bit of Peru and tell her the story of this tradition. If she is a grown woman, she will be glad to receive a traditional gift as present, specially after you tell her the story of the Tunantada.

The Tunantada dance is a tradition in Junin, a region in the central Peruvian Andes mountains. Every 20th of January, people gather in a festival to remember how Spaniards came a few centuries ago to found the city. Mind, it is not a respectful ceremony. It is a satirical dance! That day, the viceroy came in person with his court of servants, a bunch of native slaves, an Argentinian man who sold donkeys and a Bolivian man who sold medicinal herbs. All the scene is recreated during the Tunantada.

The barbie dresses feature as women wear that days. Both, the costume for people and this one are handmade and adorned with embroidery. The headdress is a modern addition to the original look.

This doll could be a nice toy for your children or to decor your home. We suggest taking a look at the Chuto dancer so you can get a full set of Peruvian dolls.

  • Barbie doll clothes.
  • Barbie replica.

Measurements:

  • 30 x 10 centimeters
  • 11.8 x 4 inches
$28.00
Peruvian Doll with Chuto Attire (Peruvian Decor)

During a "Chonguinada" dance, a group of couples satirize the European minuet, which was a very popular dance during the times in which Peru was a colony of Spain. While the couples danced, a man used to dance around them, mocking the dancers and making the attendants have fun in the process. This man is the Chuto, and this Peruvian doll honours him.

The Chuto's attire resembles the one of a jester, and on purpose. It could be used by your children to play or to decorate your home. We suggest buying it together with the Chonguinada dancer doll so you can have the full set.

  • Artisan doll.
  • Handmade Andean doll.

Measurements:

  • 35 x 10 centimeters
  • 13.7 x 4 inches
$35.00
Peruvian Doll: Male Chonguinada Dancer (Peruvian Decor)

The "Chonguinada" is a traditional dance from the central Peruvian Andes, specifically from Junin. This dance satirizes one of the most renown European dances, the minuet, in a way that is at the same time nice and sarcastic. During the dance, a group of couples wear costumes of white people and dance minuet with Andean sounds while a jester, called "Chuto" mocks dancing around them while entertains the people around.

This Peruvian doll features the attire a male wears during the dance. It could be used by your children to play or placed on your centre table as an ornament. We suggest buying it together with the Chuto doll so you can have a more complete scene at home.

  • Artisan doll.
  • Handmade Andean doll.

Measurements:

  • 35 x 10 centimeters
  • 13.7 x 4 inches
$33.00