These lovingly handcrafted African inspired dolls are created by Detroit artist Michele Sapp from recycled bottles, yarn, wire, fiberfill, and fabric. Garments are hand-stitched and wrapped and accented with beads, shells, baskets, feathers and other trims.
Sapp is a self-taught doll artist. The dolls in her collection do not represent any particular African nation, but rather honor the spirit of her cultural heritage.
The Story of "Annie's Girls"
Annie was a very independent, proud, and spirited African-American woman who never forgot her humble beginnings. She was blessed wtih a loving family, a wealth of talent, and the amazing gift of "creating something from nothing" --seeing beauty in the most common of objects.
"Annie's Girls" are crafted from a variety of items - many of humble origin. These dolls are a tribute to her unique gifts and vision. It is my hope that they embody the regal beauty and enduring spirit of not only my grandmother, Annie, but that of all women as well. (Michele Sapp, 2013)
Approximately 15 inches tall with stand.