|Object ID #||1990.006.033|
|Other Name||Doll, National|
|Title||"East Indian Doll"|
|Lexicon category||9: Recreational Artifacts|
|Place of Origin||Hong Kong|
|Description||A hard vinyl sleeping eyes East Indian doll, made in Hong Kong. She has black hair, painted red footwear and a blue wrap with yellow braid trim.|
Made in Hong Kong. Provenance unknown.
Part of Harriet Stephen, of Owen Sound, Grey County's doll collection.
The Stephens collection contains 49 national dolls from various countries. The costumes of the dolls represent national costumes from about 1960 to 1990.
These dolls were purchased as souvenirs of particular countries and like many mass produced souvenirs, they are often not accurate representations of a particular country or region, and may actually better reflect neighbouring counties or regions. This occurs because costumes are often stylised and simplified resulting dolls wearing generic costume elements which are common to many countries/regions. Often the fabrics and decorations used are selected to make the dolls cheap and easy to manufacture and aesthetically pleasing. This can result in the fabrics, colours and decorations of the doll's clothing having little or no reflection of the costume associated with a particular country or region of which they are meant to be representative.
|Collection||Toys & Games, 20th-c Collection|
|Dimensions||H-15 W-5.5 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|