Miriam makeba doll

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Norfolk Island convict souvenir doll made in Australia in the late 1960s - early 1970s

An interesting pair of dolls made in Australia in the late 1960s - early 1970s.

Tag (typewriting font)"My name is John. I was convicted in London England for stealing bread and transported to Sydney (Penal Colony) in 1791. Because of misconduct I was sent to Norfolk island where I worked in the Governor gardens, Hospitals, and for further punishment sent to the road gangs. I was flogged and ill treated and had little to eat."
Tag (typewriting font) 'My name is Sarah or Tevarua (My Tahitian name). I came to Norfolk Island in 1856. I worked keeping house, tending the garden, and making Mudda (dumplings) and Pilki (green bananas wrapped in banana leaves). I spoke a mixture of Tahitian and English".

Monday, May 30, 2016

Souvenir doll from Exotic Matabeleland circa 1970s

Tag: 'Bulawayo Home Industries
African hand-crafted specialty products'.
Handmade circa 1970s.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Souvenir doll from Zimbabwe

Tag: 'An authentic souvenir and unique gift. Collect them. We certify that each doll is unique and individually hand-modeled in our Zimbabwe studio. The people of our country have inspired Trish Syer, the artist and designer to create this valuable doll depicting the activities of rural and urban life in Africa'.

Body of this doll is made out of clay; doll made circa 1970s.

Style no.011