The Austin Doll Collectors Society is an organization of antique, vintage, and modern doll collectors, dealers, and artisans. We meet on the first Monday of each month and our meetings are fun and educational. We begin with refreshments and socializing, and, following our brief business meeting, there is a special doll-related program and "show and tell." The Austin Doll Collectors Society is a nonprofit organization and is a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Black History Month; South African Zulu Doll

This beautiful doll is from the collection of member Sylvia McDonald and represents a woman from the Zulu tribe. She is made of stuffed felt and elaborately decorated with amazing beadwork, for which the Zulus are famous. The Zulu tribe is one of the several tribes in South Africa. These distinctive dolls were made in the 1950’s and 1960’s by Zulu women at the Red Cross Rehabilitation Center in Durban, South Africa.

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