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ALGERIA - hand made doll ALGERIA - hand made doll

Cloth over wire armature body. Her eyes are pieces of felt with embroidered eyebrows. Her mouth ha - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Algeria
Year: 1970
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Algeria - 006

ALGERIA ALGERIA

Straw fill body covered with cotton fabric. Jointed at the shoulders with metal pins. The head is - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Algeria
Year: C.1955
Type: Traditional costume
Material: Straw
Id: Africa - Algeria - 001

ALGERIA ALGERIA

Cloth body which appears to be filled with cellophane. Celluloid head with painted features. 10" h - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Algeria
Year: C.1965
Type: Regional costume
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Algeria - 004

ALGERIA - hand made doll ALGERIA - hand made doll

Algeria is bordered by six different countries - Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Libya and Tunisia - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Algeria
Year: C.1970
Type: Regional costume
Material: Leather
Id: Africa - Algeria - 003

ALGERIA - (Petitcolin doll) ALGERIA - (Petitcolin doll)

A Petitcolin doll with celluloid body and painted features. Moveable arms. Her legs are concealed - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Algeria
Year: C.1955
Type: Regional costume
Material: Celluloid
Id: Africa - Algeria - 005

ALGERIA - hand made doll ALGERIA - hand made doll

Algeria is bordered by six different countries - Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Libya and Tunisia - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Algeria
Year: C.1980
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Algeria - 002

ANGOLA -  Chokwe Tribe doll ANGOLA - Chokwe Tribe doll

Angola is situated on the south west coast of Africa. It is bordered by Congo (Zaire) to the north - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Angola
Year: 2004
Type: Tribal
Material: Wood
Id: Africa - Angola - 001

BENIN (Porto Novo) BENIN (Porto Novo)

Benin was formerly Dahomey until 1975. It is bordered by Togo to the south west, Burkina Faso to - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Benin
Year: C.1985
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Benin - 002, 002A and 002B

BENIN - (West Africa) BENIN - (West Africa)

Benin was formerly Dahomey until 1975. It is bordered by Togo to the south west, Burkina Faso to th - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Benin
Year: 2007
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Benin - 001 & 001A

BOTSWANA -  Tribal doll BOTSWANA - Tribal doll

Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa which is bordered by Namibia to the west and nor - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Botswana
Year: C.1960
Type: Tribal
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Botswana - 002

BOTSWANA - mother and daughter BOTSWANA - mother and daughter

Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa which is bordered by Namibia to the west and nor - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Botswana
Year: C.1975
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Botswana - 001

BURKINA FASO BURKINA FASO

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It was formerly called Upper Volta until it be - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Burkina Faso
Year: 2004
Type: Tribal
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Burkina Faso - 001

CAMEROON - Bamileke ethnic doll CAMEROON - Bamileke ethnic doll

The Bamileke live in the grasslands of West Cameroon. The art of the Bamileke is dedicated to the v - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Cameroon
Year: C.1965
Type: Fertility
Material: Wood
Id: Africa - Cameroon - 005, 005A and 005B

CAMEROON - (Namji doll) CAMEROON - (Namji doll)

Cameroon shares geographical borders with Nigeria to the north west,Chad to the north east, Central - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Cameroon
Year: C.1980
Type: Tribal
Material: Wood
Id: Africa - Cameroon - 006, 006A and 006B

CAMEROON (Mamfe) CAMEROON (Mamfe)

Cameroon shares geographical borders with Nigeria to the north west,Chad to the north east, Central - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Cameroon
Year: C.1985
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Cameroon - 007

CAMEROON - Namji/Namchi fertility doll CAMEROON - Namji/Namchi fertility doll

The Namji/Namchi people live in north west Cameroon. Cameroon is famous for these fertility dolls. - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Cameroon
Year: 1990
Type: Fertility
Material: Wood
Id: Africa - Cameroon - 004 and 004A

CAMEROON - female doll CAMEROON - female doll

Cameroon shares geographical borders with Nigeria to the north west,Chad to the north east, Central - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Cameroon
Year: 2004
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Cameroon - 001

CAMEROON - male doll CAMEROON - male doll

Hand made male doll made of cloth, with embroidered features. He is holding a musical instrument ma - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Cameroon
Year: 2004
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Cameroon - 002

CAMEROON - pair of hand made dolls CAMEROON - pair of hand made dolls

Cloth over wire armature and covered with brown silky fabric. Embroidered features. The male dol - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Cameroon
Year: C.2005
Type: Traditional costume
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Cameroon - 003 and 003A

CONGO - lady with baby CONGO - lady with baby

Congo is bordered by Cameroon to the north west, Central African Republic to the north east, Zaire t - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Congo
Year: 1994
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Congo - 001

EGYPT EGYPT

I think this doll is from Egypt, but I am not 100% certain. It has a cloth over wire armature body - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Egypt
Year: C.1955
Type: Traditional costume
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Egypt - 006

EGYPT - EGYPT - " Hotel Luxor"

I have made all the dolls in my dioramas with cloth bodies over pipeleaners with clay heads, hands a - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Egypt
Year: 2002
Type: Character
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: (Dioramas) Africa - Egypt - 001

EGYPT -  lady with basket of cotton EGYPT - lady with basket of cotton

Hand made cloth doll with painted features. She is carrying a basket of cotton on her head. 9" hig - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Egypt
Year: 1973
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Egypt - 004

EGYPT - pair of wooden dolls EGYPT - pair of wooden dolls

Egypt is home to the world famous pyramids and is bordered by Libya to the west, Sudan to the south, - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Egypt
Year: 1975
Type: Local dress
Material: Wood
Id: Africa - Egypt - 001

EGYPT - pair of hand made dolls EGYPT - pair of hand made dolls

Pair of hand made cloth dolls with painted features. The man is wearing the traditional white fring - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Egypt
Year: 1996
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Egypt - 002

EGYPT - hand made doll EGYPT - hand made doll

Egypt is situated on the north coast of Africa and is the home of the great pyramids. It is bordere - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Egypt
Year: C.1995
Type: Traditional costume
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Egypt - 005

EGYPT - hand made doll EGYPT - hand made doll

A delightful little hand made doll. Cloth body with embroidered features. I purchased the doll off - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Egypt
Year: 1996
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Egypt - 003

ETHIOPIA - man playing the kraar ETHIOPIA - man playing the kraar

Hand made male doll with stiffened flattened leather arms, looped wire legs and papier-mache head wi - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Ethiopia
Year: 2009
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Ethiopia - 005

ETHIOPIA - Lady in mourning clothes ETHIOPIA - Lady in mourning clothes

Handmade female doll. Cloth body, jointed at the hips, and papier-mache head with painted features. - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Ethiopia
Year: 2009
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Ethiopia - 002

ETHIOPIA - Man playing the masinqo ETHIOPIA - Man playing the masinqo

Ethiopia is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Somalia (and the tiny country of Djibouti) to the east - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Ethiopia
Year: C.1955
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Ethiopia - 001

ETHIOPIA -  warrior ETHIOPIA - warrior

Hand made Warrior doll. Cloth body with papier-mache head and painted features. Applied fabric bea - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Ethiopia
Year: 2009
Type: Warrior
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Ethiopia - 003

ETHIOPIA - lady from the Shoa Tigre region ETHIOPIA - lady from the Shoa Tigre region

Female cloth doll from the Shoa-Tigre region. Clay head and painted features. She has a coptic cro - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Ethiopia
Year: C.1955
Type: Religious
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Ethiopia - 004

GAMBIA (Mandinka Tribe) - fertility doll GAMBIA (Mandinka Tribe) - fertility doll

GAMBIA (West Africa): Gambia is the smallest country in Africa, situated around the River Gambia. - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Gambia
Year: 2012
Type: Fertility
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Gambia - 006

GAMBIA - (a Chief) GAMBIA - (a Chief)

GAMBIA (West Africa): Gambia is the smallest country in Africa, situated around the River Gambia. - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Gambia
Year: 2012
Type: Tribal
Material: Wood
Id: Africa - Gambia - 09 and 009A

GAMBIA - Wallof Tribe (traditional wedding costume) GAMBIA - Wallof Tribe (traditional wedding costume)

THE WALLOF TRIBE: The Wallof Tribe are an ethnic group found in Gambia, Senegal and Mauritania. In - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Gambia
Year: 2012
Type: Wedding
Material: Paper
Id: Africa - Gambia - 005

GAMBIA - (hand made doll) GAMBIA - (hand made doll)

Hand made doll with padded cylindrical body. The body has been covered with black fabric. Lightly - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Gambia
Year: C.1990
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Gambia - 0012

GAMBIA - (a pair of dolls in traditional costume) GAMBIA - (a pair of dolls in traditional costume)

Pair of hand made dolls with cloth over wire armature bodies and embroidered features. The male dol - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Gambia
Year: 2012
Type: Traditional costume
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Gambia - 007

GAMBIA - wearing South African costume but hand made in Gambia GAMBIA - wearing South African costume but hand made in Gambia

This doll is wearing South African costume but washand made in Gambia by a family living outside Ba - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Gambia
Year: C.1990's
Type: Traditional costume
Material: Wood
Id: Africa - Gambia - 004, 004A and 004B

GAMBIA - (Man playing the Kora.  Mandinka Tribe). GAMBIA - (Man playing the Kora. Mandinka Tribe).

A hand made doll representing one of the Mandinka, (Malinke, Mandingo) Tribe. He is playing a music - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Gambia
Year: 2012
Type: Tribal
Material: Cardboard
Id: Africa - Gambia - 008

GAMBIA - (Jola Festival doll) GAMBIA - (Jola Festival doll)

This is a Kumpo doll which refers to the Jola Tribe in Gambia. The costume is used during anniversa - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Gambia
Year: 2012
Type: Festival
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Gambia - 0011 and 0011A

GAMBIA - (Mandinkan Kankurango Tribal doll) GAMBIA - (Mandinkan Kankurango Tribal doll)

This is a red mask doll locally called Kankurango, which is a Mandinka tradition used during circumc - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Gambia
Year: 2012
Type: Tribal
Material: Fibre
Id: Africa - Gambia - 0010

GAMBIA - (West Africa) GAMBIA - (West Africa)

Gambia is surrounded on three sides by Senegal, with the Atlantic Ocean being on the other side. It - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Gambia
Year: 2011
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Gambia - 003

GAMBIA GAMBIA

Hand made cloth doll from Banjul, the capital of Gambia. Cylindrical body covered with fabric, and - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Gambia
Year: 1984
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Gambia - 002

GAMBIA GAMBIA

Gambia is a tiny West African state which is surrounded by Senegal on three sides and the Atlantic O - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Gambia
Year: 2004
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Gambia - 001

GHANA - fertility doll GHANA - fertility doll

Hand carved fertility doll /figure made of black hard wood. It is a fertility doll from southern Gh - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Ghana
Year: 2011
Type: Fertility
Material: Wood
Id: Africa - Ghana - 006

GHANA - Wood carrier GHANA - Wood carrier

Wooden body with carved head and painted features. Her legs are covered with hessian and her arms a - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Ghana
Year: C.1970's
Type: Regional costume
Material: Wood
Id: Africa - Ghana - 006 and 006A

GHANA - (man playing the kora) GHANA - (man playing the kora)

Hand carved doll with wooden body and painted features. His wired arms are covered with silky fabri - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Ghana
Year: C.1975
Type: Musician
Material: Wood
Id: Africa - Ghana - 008

GHANA - (pair of hand made dolls) GHANA - (pair of hand made dolls)

A pair of dolls with cloth bodies, embroidered features and black "curly" fabric hair. They are not - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Ghana
Year: C.1975
Type: Traditional costume
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Ghana - 0012, 0012A, 0012B and 0012C

GHANA - West Africa GHANA - West Africa

Cloth body with plastic legs and clay head. She has a tiny baby on her back. She was bought in the - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Ghana
Year: C.1980
Type: Local dress
Material: Rag and cloth
Id: Africa - Ghana - 004 and 004A

GHANA - male and female dolls GHANA - male and female dolls

Male and female doll from Ghana. Both dolls have wooden bodies with carved facial features and clot - More...

Continent: Africa
Country: Ghana
Year: C.1980
Type: Local dress
Material: Wood
Id: Africa - Ghana - 009