Monday, October 6, 2014

New Zealand's cake topper dolls from the late 1960s to 1980s

These 2 dolls are an example of New Zealand’s cake topper dolls made in the 1960s, 1970s and  and 1980s. These dolls are crafted on a polystyrene base in the shape of a skirt. The doll arms are made out of pipe cleaners and a small plastic piece in a shape of a hand is attached. The singer doll holds a microphone which was  also made of black pipe cleaner. The sewing pin holds a glass like pearl at the top of the black pipe cleaner together giving a look of a microphone. The microphone cotton cord is tied at the rear of the doll’s skirt.  The head of each doll is held on by a plastic pin to the body.  Both dolls stand 13  cm tall.