This is a still shot from the video: Black Dolls a Journey Through Time exhibit that was held in September 2018.
Category Archives: OOAK black dolls
Photograph courtesy of Rachel McCullough Sherrod of Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls Name: Ruby Bridges (a one-of-a-kind doll) Made by and When: Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls, January 2020 Material: The face, arms and legs are made of a wool blend felt. The head and torso are a cotton blend. Marks: Signed and dated by the artist,Continue reading “Ruby Bridges”
Photograph courtesy of Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls Name: Linda Brown (a one-of-a-kind) doll Made by and When: Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls, January 2019 Material: The face, arms and legs are made of a wool blend felt. The head and torso are a cotton blend. Marks: Signed by the artist, Rachel McCullough Sherrod of Starkey’s DaughterContinue reading “Linda Brown”
Four Little Girls
The Four Little Girls dolls by Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls pay homage to the four girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in 1963.
One-of-a-Kind Maya Angelou
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 rootedContinue reading “One-of-a-Kind Maya Angelou”
Hallelujah Sisters Esta, Vesta, and Rose
Name: Hallelujah Sisters Esta, Vesta, and Rose Made by and When: Wyatt Hicks, 2015 Material: Sculpey, cloth, and wire Height: 6 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: No hair/faceless Clothes: Yellow knit dresses and floppy hats Other: Posable praise dancers, inspired by an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance, completely hand made in a limited edition; clothing and hatContinue reading “Hallelujah Sisters Esta, Vesta, and Rose”
Name: We Love Made by and When: Tanya Montegut (Dolls by MonTQ), 2009 Material: Doe suede cloth Marks: Unmarked Height: 18 and 17 inches in the seated position Hair/Face: Synthetic locs and loosely textured hairstyles/no facial features Clothes: Mudcloth-type-fabric dashiki, black pants, black leather sandals, gold bracelet, black leather amulet (male); mudcloth-type fabric dress, goldContinue reading “We Love”
Name: Lou-Ellen Made by and When: Gloria Young (Rone), Massa’s Servants Collectibles, 2006 Material: Gessoed and painted cloth, decorative beaded joints Marks: GY / 2006 (on the back of the doll’s right leg) Height: 17 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Synthetic hand-applied auburn wig/painted green side-glancing eyes/closed mouth Clothes: Sewn-on, aged floral-print blouse, green skirt with matching vest,Continue reading “Lou-Ellen”
Name: Hitty Made by and When: Gloria Y. Rone (Massa’s Servants Collectibles), 2016 Material: Polymer clay Marks: GYR / 2016 (on back) Height: 6-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black hair in an 1800s hairstyle with two rows of curls across the back of head and two spit curls on the forehead/painted brown eyes/closed mouth Clothes: Peach/white/brownContinue reading “Hitty”
Bottle Doll Marga Jane and Her Children
Name: Margarette (Marga) Jane and her Children Jacob and Martha Made by and When: Charisse Davis of Cyd’s Heritage Dolls and Thangs, 2005 Material: Wine bottle, cloth Marks: Harriet/Cyd/2005 on Marga’s back; Cyd is written on back of boy’s pants leg; the artist’s signature is on Marga’s hangtag. Height: 13 inches; children are 6 andContinue reading “Bottle Doll Marga Jane and Her Children”