Jamaican Island Doll. Series I, Box 1
13½ ” high 5” wide
Similar to African-Americans, many islands have people with an African Diaspora background. These people of the Islands, such as Jamaica, have slavery and colonization in their history. Many Islanders sell dolls made from materials available to the artist. Islanders produce the dolls to reflect how they think outlanders imagine islanders to appear. The majority of the dolls take on the stereotypical blackface looks of dark skin and red lips. This doll combines authentic and stereotypical looks. She wears a modern school uniform, has slight red-lips, medium brown complexion skin, and a medium build. She is made of cloth.