Doll; Nind, George (Mr); 1920s; CT77.220


Owaka Museum and Catlins Information Centre Wahi Kahuika - the Meeting Place – a rest on your journey.



About this object

This wooden, jointed doll made with a pen knife in the 1920s, exhibits the Catlins trait for improvisation. The end result is rugged, well -used and not without a touch of humour or horror. This unique doll has opossum fur for hair, silver metal pins embedded into the wood to create a mouth and nailed beads to represent eyes.


Nind, George (Mr)

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Date Made


Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, The Catlins, Tarara

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
organic, animal, fur, possum fur
processed material, metal
processed material, textile


h 450mm x w 190mm

Subject and Association Keywords

the family. marriage. women, children. child development

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika, The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

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