Zwarte Piet Doll

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Identifier

TBAFB0111

Title

Zwarte Piet Doll

Description

Small Zwarte Piet doll dressed in the traditional Zwarte Piet clothing in yellow and orange. His hands are out in a 'shrug,' and his left hand forms a point. The arms are articulated at the shoulder, but not easy to move.

Relation

Facing Blackness is a multimedia exhibition that takes the public through the obscure history of portraying Black people from the colonial period to contemporary society. Using unique archive material and visual art, we show how anti-black racism became part of the Dutch 'cultural archive' and our everyday ideas, customs and utensils. On the other hand, the exhibition shows how there has always been 'everyday resistance' to various forms of racism and how Black people themselves have given and continue to give meaning to their culture and identity.

Source

The Black Archives

Format

Children's Toy

Subject

Zwarte Piet

Coverage

Medieval Attire, Feather, Hat, Boots, Gloves, Ruff

Date

c.2000s?

Physical Dimensions

7x2.5x9

Country of Production

Nederlands

Keywords

Zwarte Piet, Sinterklaasfest, Doll, Figurine, Children

Archived By

Richard Weaver

Citation

“Zwarte Piet Doll,” The Black Archives, accessed September 30, 2022, https://collection.theblackarchives.nl/items/show/12.
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