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This is an example of the mass-produced contemporary Maori souvenir doll, a 1940’s doll replica. Height 9cm.
Click on this link to read about the original doll
Mary O’Neill Doll Museum Collection
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|Maori souvenir doll|
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, dated this edition of dolls in 1950s - 1960s. http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/exhibitions/ritaangus/ArtWorks.aspx?irn=416
Our doll wears a bright yellow skirt, which is an unusual skirt, atypical to a Maori souvenir doll look, or Maori traditional clothes.
Description: Height 32 cm. Plastic doll, moves arms and legs, eyes do not open and close.
Mary O'Neill Doll Museum Collecton.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Yesterday in Gisborne Maka Allen for Mary O'Neill Doll Museum made available for viewing all issues of Te Ao Hou magazine published from 1950s to 1970s.
Description of the Cover picture page 5: "Mrs. Reihana made this doll. There was some talk of presenting it to the Queen as a toy for Princess Anne, but at the last moment this could not be arranged. The doll was first noticed by Te Ao Hou at a progress day of the Raukawa District Council of the Maori Women's League".