This Polae Reader Boy Doll was handmade in Cameroon by textile designer Marie exclusively for The Courtauld.
Marie worked for several years as textile designer for different ready to wear companies. One day she had the idea to create a doll for her daughter that would reflect what she is, a mix of two cultures.
POLAE is a brand of collectible dolls that cultivates its difference in its transcultural inspiration.
Entirely made by hand in Cameroon, each doll is thought to represent the multiplicity of faces.
Due to the nature of Marie's work, each doll is unique in patterns and colour.