Doll, made from palm nuts, adorned with textile apron and glass bead fringe

Item

Title

Doll, made from palm nuts, adorned with textile apron and glass bead fringe

Creator

Creator Unrecorded

Subject

Doll Figure
Toy & Game

Description

Okwanyama doll made from two palm nuts joined together by beeswax. The top nut forms the head; it is covered in wax and dotted entirely with seeds with an oshipuli crested hairstyle. Front and back skirts of striped brown fabric. Trade beads around neck, and opalescent beads hanging from neck/waist. [FHM18/06/2019]

Publisher

Making African Connections

Date

c.1930

Type

PhysicalObject

Format

Glass
Beadwork
H = 110mm, W = 55mm, D = 55mm

Identifier

ETH.ANG3.490 E
A37/490e

Source

The Powell-Cotton Museum
Antoinette and Diana Powell-Cotton
1937

Coverage

Owangwe [province]
Angola
Africa
Cultural Group: Okwanyama

Rights

© The Powell-Cotton Trust