1950's Coconut Created Dolls Series X. Box 10
A is 4½” high and 5½” wide B is 4½” high and 4½” wide
Coconuts, cloth, and mixed medium
These dolls follow the traditions of island artist who make dolls with items that are available to them. Islands often have coconuts so these dolls were made from this material. The dolls were made to appear to be what young island girls of color would look like. The dolls combine stereotypical features of big eyes and make-up; however, they do not have exaggerated facial features and extremely dark skin.
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