Coconut Bank Doll Series X. Box 10
5” high and 5” wide
This doll follows the traditions of island artist who made dolls with items that are available to them. Islands often have coconuts so this doll was made from this material. It tried to make itself appear to be what an island girl that is young but follows some of the stereotypes of dark skin, full lips, and dark hair. These doll banks are meant to sell to tourist and reflect the culture of the 1960’s of what African Diaspora people would look like in the 1960’s no matter where they live.
Collectibles, Dolls, African-Americans, Africa, Arts, Culture