Immerse yourself in the world of doll collecting with this one-of-a-kind Annie’s Girls Doll by fiber artist Michele Sapp. The Afrocentric doll wears a black and white patterned dress with cowrie shell embellishments. She stands on a matching stand. Measures 16.5 inches tall.
Michele Sapp is a self- taught fiber and mixed media doll artist whose dolls are a tribute to her Grandmother, Annie, an independent and creative woman who saw beauty in everyday life. Inspired by her cultural, historical, and family heritage, each of Michele's dolls are handmade using a combination of new, recycled, and found materials - recycled bottles, yarn, wire, sand, and fabric. The garments are hand-stitched and wrapped and accented with beads, shells, baskets, feathers and other trims. Michele’s collectible dolls do not represent any particular African nation, but rather, the artist seeks to celebrate the spirit of her cultural heritage and honor the strength of all women.
- Mixed media collectible doll
- Measures approximately 16.5” H
- Made in the USA
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.