Name: One-of-a-kind Maya Angelou
Made by and When: Debbie Behan Garrett, 2014 (revised in 2015)
Material: Vinyl with mask face made of T-shirt transfer molded over polymer clay
Marks: ©BIG BEAUTIFUL/DOLLS INC. 2000 (on the head); BIG/BEAUTIFUL/DOLLS/INC./©2001 (on the back)
Height: 12 inches
Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted hair pulled up in a curly ponytail/printed photo face of Maya Angelou
Clothes: Two-piece blue dress with matching headwrap made by the late doll collector/blogger/doll storyteller Vanessa Morrison, five beaded necklaces of light blue, red, and dark blue; and five silicone bracelets in various shades of blue.
Other: Dasia by Big Beautiful Dolls, Inc. was used to create this one-of-a-kind Maya Angelou doll. A photograph of Maya Angelou was printed and transferred onto dark T-shirt transfer paper and ironed onto a white T-shirt. The transfer was next attached to a thin polymer clay mold of the original doll’s face. The doll holds a mock copy of Maya Angelou’s seventh and final autobiography, Mom & Me & Mom.
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