Summary

Handmade Golliwog from black nylon fabric. The original Golliwog was a character created by Florence Kate Upton in the late 19th century, inspired by a blackface minstrel doll which she found in her aunt's attic. Depicted in Upton's book's as a type of rag doll, the Golliwog dolls were a popular children's toy in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia, into the 1960s and were made both commercially and at home.

Golliwogs have fallen out of favour around the world in all kinds of commercial areas, from toys to children's books to foodstuffs as they have been perceived as being inherently racist.

Physical Description

Golliwog made of black nylon fabric - two pieces cut out, sewn together and stuffed. Golliwog has hair of black wool, one eye made of two pieces of felt and one consisting of a black plastic button and a piece of felt-like material. The golliwog has two nostrils stitched in red cotton and a piece of red felt for a mouth. The pattern of fading on the body indicates that the doll was wearing overalls and possibly left out in the sun.

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