Miriam makeba doll

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Maori souvenir doll from the late 1960s to 1970s

 
This is an example of the Maori souvenir doll from the 1960s to 1970s.
Description: Height 20 cm. Plastic doll, moves arms and legs, eyes do not open and close.

Mary O'Neill Doll Museum Collection.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Maori souvenir doll made in 1950s-1960s

This is an example of the Maori souvenir doll made in 1950s -1960s
Description: Height 19 cm. Plastic doll, moves arms and legs, eyes open and close.

Mary O'Neill Doll Museum Collection.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A contemporary Maori souvenir keyring doll

This is an example of a contemporary Maori keyring souvenir doll. Height 10cm.  This doll is a  replica.

Mary O'Neill Doll Museum Collection

Monday, May 5, 2014

The contemporary Maori souvenir doll, a 1940s doll replica


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

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Maori souvenir doll from 1950s

This is an example of the Maori souvenir doll from the 1950s.
Description: Height 16 cm. Plastic doll, moves arms and legs, eyes open and close.

Mary O'Neill Doll Museum Collection.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

An early Maori souvenir doll

 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

Photo of Maori doll published in Te Ao Hou magazine in 1954


 Librarian Maka Allen, HB Williams Memorial Library Gisborne













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".