Norah Wellings ZuZu South Islander

Name: ZuZu South Islander Doll

Made by and When: Norah Wellings, 1929

Material: Stuffed velvet and velvet over sculpted face, jointed neck

Marks: Right black cloth foot tag reads MADE IN ENGLAND / BY / NORAH WELLINGS.

Height: 11 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Short brown curly mohair wig/brown glass eyes that glance to the doll’s right, painted upper eyelashes, eyes are lined in black/smiling mouth with red lips and six painted teeth.

Clothes: Gold sewn-on suspender pants with one white mother of pearl button where each suspender meets the pants; two mother of pearl buttons are on both sides of pants. Tan felt pockets were added by the owner; bare feet.

Other: The exact model number of this Zuzu is unknown. It is possibly a smaller version of 13-inch ZuZu 109. View other installed Norah Wellings dolls here and an example of a rare 36-inch Wellings doll here.


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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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