Name: Teasha

Made by and When: Dontay, 1994

Material:  Polymer clay head, lower arms, hands, and feet; stuffed cloth body

Marks: DONTAY / 1994 (painted on the back shoulder plate)

Height: 19 inches (11 inches in the seated position)

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black synthetic handmade ponytail wig with curly bangs, hand-painted eyes and eyebrows, closed mouth

Clothes: The cream-colored dress has white floral embroidered appliqués on the bodice and white embroidered accents at the waist and at the ends of the long sleeves. An off-white organza and lace waist slip, off-white tights, and cream-colored satin ballerina slippers with white leather soles complete the ensemble.

Other: This one-of-a-kind pensive-looking doll is an artist’s original sculpt designed to remain in the seated position with wired arms and legs. Only one other one-of-a-kind doll by the artist, Dontay, has been documented by the curator. The other doll, a schoolgirl, is seen in the last three gallery photos courtesy of Ceabarbie1.


Another OOAK Doll by Dontay (photographs courtesy of Ceabarbie1)


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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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