Wooden doll covered in fibre netting; collar base stand of palm leaf; string plaited hair; brass pin breasts.

Item

Title

Wooden doll covered in fibre netting; collar base stand of palm leaf; string plaited hair; brass pin breasts.

Creator

Creator Unrecorded

Subject

Doll Figure
Toy & Game

Description

Wooden doll with core wrapped in fibre netting, covered in fibre netting. Collar stand base of palm leaf. Hair made from many strings and a plait of human hair down the centre. Has brass pin breasts, naval and eyes [one missing]. Dressed in skin back and cloth front aprons, 3 twisted rag belts.Onkopa [stomach]; omundondi [back skin]; oripavia [belts]; ependa [centre plait]; epoyu [forehead plait]; otasa [brass pin]; omhaha [eyes]; omaveli [breasts]; enyonga [hairstyle].[FHM18/06/2019]

Publisher

Making African Connections

Date

c.1930

Type

PhysicalObject

Format

Palm Leaf; Plant
Plaited
H = 230mm, W = 90mm, D = 110mm

Identifier

ETH.ANG3.495
A37/495

Source

Antoinette and Diana Powell-Cotton
1937

Space/Place

Cunene [Province], Humbe [place]
Angola
Africa
Cultural Group: Dimba

Rights

© The Powell-Cotton Trust