About this object


The dolls were purchased by the donor’s grandmother, from Mrs. Olive Wanstall. Mrs. Wanstall sold the dolls through a “Save the Children Fund,” sponsored by UNICEF. The dolls were made by children from the Ai Kwang Won orphanage on Koje-do Island, now Geoje Island.

Physical description

Female doll attached to a wooden stand. Doll is made of stuffed white cloth and has painted facial features. Her eyes are black, with white highlights, and she has thick eyelashes. Light blue eyeshadow painted on her lids, cheeks are rosy. Lips are full and coloured light pink. Her short black hair is parted to the left, with a light brown flower pinning the hair in place. She is wearing a short white jacket, with a light green outer neck facing and matching wrist bands. It also has a light pink inner neck facing. The jacket is tied shut with a long, dark green ribbon. Underneath, she is wearing a white dress, trimmed with a wide, light green band along the bottom edge. All clothing components are covered in floral embroidery. Done in white, light green and dark green. She has rough, open weave pants and an underskirt on beneath her dress, and plain white shoes. Her right arm is bent at her side, with her hand curved out in front of her body, palm facing down. Her left arm and wrist are slightly bent, palm facing down, and resting at her side. Wooden stand is painted black and has paper labels attached to the base.