Miriam makeba doll

Thursday, January 8, 2015

An ethnic doll made in Tanzania in the late 1960s to early 1970s

 Mary O'Neill Doll Museum
This is an interesting doll  made in Tanzania some 40 years ago, or earlier.  We were told this doll was given away after the death of Audrey Simpson from Hastings, a retired NZ teacher in Tanzania,who died of very old age recently.
This doll was sold to the Mary O'Neill Doll Museum yesterday.  We were told Audrey brought this doll to NZ in the days when she was working in Tanzania as a teacher, which was  more than 40 years ago. There is no doubt this doll is of that age, late 1960s  to early 1970s. This is  a handmade soft cloth doll,  with  human curly African hair, 
height  50 cm.