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Marketplace Toys and Dolls

PLEASE NOTE: These may be "toys" but they are not suitable for children!

Mexican Papier Maché Bird Mask
SKU: MPM-01

Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico,
Mid-20th century.
Molded papier maché mask.  Made on traditional clay mask mold.
(8 1/4” h. x 6 1/4” w. x 4 1/4” d.).
Purchased in Mexico c.1985

Inexpensive masks of paper or pasteboard (máscaras de cartón), formed over a pottery mold and then painted, have been made in Mexico for perhaps a century or longer. Máscaras Mexicanas, a book featuring photographs of Mexican masks, was initially published in Mexico City in about 1926, with a prologue by Roberto Montenegro. There are about 20 of these paper mache masks in the book, along with others of wood and pre-Conquest masks made of other materials such as stone. Moya Rubio included a selection of these masks in plate 188, on page 157 ( Máscaras: la Otra Cara, 1986). Notes from  the late Bryan Stevens, 2018

 

$75

Mexican Papier Maché Animal Mask
SKU: MPM-02

Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, 20th century.
Molded papier maché mask.  Made on traditional clay mask mold.
(11 1/2” h. x 8 1/2” w. x 4 3/4” d.)

Purchased in Mexico c.1985

Inexpensive masks of paper or pasteboard (máscaras de cartón), formed over a pottery mold and then painted, have been made in Mexico for perhaps a century or longer. Máscaras Mexicanas, a book featuring photographs of Mexican masks, was initially published in Mexico City in about 1926, with a prologue by Roberto Montenegro. There are about 20 of these paper mache masks in the book, along with others of wood and pre-Conquest masks made of other materials such as stone. Moya Rubio included a selection of these masks in plate 188, on page 157 ( Máscaras: la Otra Cara, 1986). Notes from  the late Bryan Stevens, 2018

$75

Honey Bee #2
SKU: Kariu-8a

Nairobi, Kenya
2017
Recycled metal, wire, glass beads (2 1/2" h. x 5 3/4" w. x 5 1/2" l.),

$72

Zulu Doll
SKU: ZD-04

Zulu People, South Africa
Glass beads, yarn, cotton fabric.
(5" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 2 1/2" d.)

$68

Soda Can Motorcycle (Large) - Orangina
SKU: RCV-58-lg

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic. May come in Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Heineken, Orangina and other labels.  We cannot always guarantee a particular brand of soda.
Large (Approx. 12 1/2"l. x 4" w. x 8 1/4" h.)

$68

Beaded Antelope
SKU: CPD-74

By Thandi Marengwe - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(4 3/4" h. x 2 1/2" w. x 5 1/2" l.)

$68

Spider
SKU: Kariu-5

Nairobi, Kenya
2012, 2017
Recycled metal, wire, glass beads (2" h. x 3 3/4" w. x 5" l.).
Exact details and colors will vary.

$68

 Bottle-cap Truck
SKU: RCV-91

Recycled bottle-caps, wire, rubber.
(12" l. x 6" w. x 6 1/4" h.)
Vehicles come in assorted colors and bottle-cap types.

$65

Bottle-cap Helicopter
SKU: RCV-92

Recycled bottle-caps, wire, rubber.
(12" l. x 10" w. x 10" h.)
Vehicles come in assorted colors and bottle-cap types.

$65

Beaded "Tall Doll" with Baby from Capetown
SKU: CPD-83

By Vuyorasi Ncopayi - Capetown, South Africa
Glass beads, cotton fabric.
(12 1/2" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 2 1/2" d.)

$58

Bottle-cap Tote-Bag
SKU: RC-75

Zimbabwe
Recycled bottle-caps and wire (12" l. x 6" d. x 6 1/2" h. plus handle)
Assorted colors & designs.

 

$58

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
LadyBug
SKU: Kariu-4

Nairobi, Kenya
2012, 2017
Recycled metal, wire, glass beads (2 1/2" h. x 3 1/4" w. x 4 1/2" l.).
Exact colors and design details may vary.

$58

Julius Kimemia - Nairobi, Kenya
SKU: Kime-1

Nairobi, Kenya
c. 2011
Recycled copper wire, spark-plug, plastic buttons, etc.
(1 1/2" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 5 1/2" l.).

$58

Racing Bicycle
SKU: rcv-49

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic
(Approx. 12"l. x 3" w. x 6 1/2" h.)
Colors may vary

$54

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Ndebele Initiation Doll
SKU: ndb-11-med

Ndebele People - South Africa
Cotton and synthetic fabric, glass & plastic beads, metal and plastic wire, imitation leather skirt

10 1/2" tall

$54

C@ca-C@la Safari Land Rover
SKU: rcv-43

C@ca-C@la or P@psi Safari Land Rover
Tanzania
Safari roof lifts up!
Hand-painted, recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic
Assorted colors & designs.
(Approx. 7"l. x 3" w. x 3 3/4" h.) 

 

$54

Mountain Bike
SKU: rcv-81

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic
(Approx. 10"l. x 3 1/4" w. x 6 3/4" h.)
Colors will vary

$54

Mountain Bike from Mali
SKU: RCV-86

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic & wood.
(Approx. 10"l. x 3" w. x 7" h.)
 

$54

Safari Land Rover
SKU: rcv-42

Safari roof lifts up!
Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic
(Approx. 7 1/4"l. x 2 3/4" w. x 3 3/4" h.)
Color & design may vary

$54

Off-Road Vehicle
SKU: RCV-84

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber,
(7 1/2" l. x 5" w. x 5" h.)

$54