Doll

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
40459
Item name
Doll 
Category
Model/Game
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Asia > China > Hong Kong
Map
Collector
Robert Wright 
Acquisition date
September 01, 2010 
Acquisition method
Donated by Diana Young 
Raw material
Cotton; wool; silk
Dimensions
H: 170 mm W: 90 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Fabric doll with black wool hair in two braids tied with red ribbon. Facial features are embroidered in black and red silk. The figure is dressed in a cotton tunic and pants, both are green with white polka dots and edged with gold.

Research notes

From the series 'What do Objects want? The face of humanity in the UQ Anthropology Museum'.

Set of dolls 40458-40461
"This rag doll family were purchased in Hong Kong in 1961 by Robert Wright, then a commander in the British Royal Navy.... he recalls (2010) that Hong Kong was the shopping port of choice for sailors looking for souvenirs to take home as presents." Diana Young, February 2010 [ref. Source file for further information]

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