Patchwork wall hanging by Polae, handmade in Cameroon by textile designer Marie, exclusively for The Courtauld. These ballerinas were inspired by the Degas masterpieces in our collection.
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, the mix of many 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.
Each wall hanging is part of a limited edition of 15 and comes signed and numbered.