Agape Dolls by Carole

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Immerse yourself in the world of doll collecting with these one-of-a-kind Agape Dolls by Carole Brothers. The Afrocentric dolls wear African patterned dresses adorned with matching head scarves.   Measures approx 12 inches tall.

  • 1 Doll
  • Faces are drawn and artist color pencils used.
  • Hair and head wrap are sewn in place
  • Each doll is made in a different African print. Let us choose one for you!
  • Dolls are 12 in tall
  • Clothes are not removable.

Black Dolls (February 25 -- June 5, 2022) explores handmade cloth dolls made primarily by African American women between 1850 and 1940 through the lens of race, gender, and history. Examining the formation of racial stereotypes and confronting the persistence of racism in American history. It features more than 100 cloth dolls, alongside dozens of historical photographs of white and Black children posed with their playthings and caregivers. A coda explores 20th-century commercial dolls marketed to a broader audience of Black families seeking to instill pride in their children. Through these humble yet potent objects, Black Dolls reveals difficult truths about American history and invites visitors to engage in the urgent national conversation around the legacy of slavery and race.

Item Number: 10640