Thursday, December 3, 2015

All Dolled Up

In the dell of our garden,
my dolls and I take tea,
and days when I have raisins,
the catbirds dine with me.

Dolls today. As you might expect, I am a sucker for an elaborate costume.

MAP Expo Empereur Ojin Poupée
photo by Vassil

Zachheies Lengsdorf
by Hawobo

North American Doll given to Joseph Sturge in 1838, during a visit to North America in connection with the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

El Rey Jareth / David Bowie / Laberinto

Dolls as sweatshop worker in a factory exhibit at the Great American Dollhouse Museum

Hopi Kachina doll
National Museum of Ethnology (Osaka, Japan)

Tango no sekku doll of Samurai warrior Takeuchi No Sukune minister to Emperor Ōjin Japan, 19th century
photo by Mary Harrsch

Porcelain doll in period dress, France, 1877
from Lola Anglada's Dolls Collection

Male Court Doll

Nigerian doll in the Japanese National Museum of Ethnology
photo by Yanajin33


Pop said...

Amazing collection of doll "art," Tab.

Was really taken with Empereur Ojin Poupée; wonderful work.

And I actually recognized David Bowie before I read the title. :-)

Liz Steinglass said...

I absolutely love the verse!

Rosemary said...

Love the quote... and all the beautifully costumed dolls!