Name: Festival Figures: Children from Around the World in Their Colorful Holiday Dress, African Set: (1st picture) Ethiopia, Lesotho, Zambia, Senegal; (2nd picture) Liberia, Tanzania, Ghana, Madagascar
Made by and When: United States Committee for Unicef in cooperation with the George S. Carrington Company, 1978
Height: Figures, approximately 14 inches; envelope, 10-1/2 x 15-1/2 inches
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Artist’s realistic renderings
Description of Clothes: As illustrated, the clothing worn by these figures represents festival costumes worn in the represented East, West, and South African countries.
Other: Unicef released six sets of illustrated paper figures: Mediterranean, Latin American, African (this set), North American, Asian, and International (which is a catch-all for nations which did not fit into the other five sets of eight figures; for example, Kenya and Nigeria are in the International set). This set includes a description of each represented African country and a separate instruction sheet on how and where to use these paper figures.
Photographs courtesy of a museum benefactor.
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