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Ethelina Mamqaba

South African 20th Century 

Ethelina Mamqaba, a grandmother from one of the peri-urban Cape Town areas, supporting her whole family by hand-making the Tutu Dolls. When presented with the first doll, the Arch replied: “What gorgeous surprises. I don’t know whether there will be a market but you must all be congratulated.”

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