Noxi, Top Knot Girl with Giraffe Ornament
Noxi is part of the Noush Projects collection, which takes the beloved Clonette dolls and gives them a contemporary African twist. With her stunning top knot hairstyle and arms wrapped around a majestic giraffe. The attention to detail in Noxi's design is truly remarkable, from the intricate details on her animal companion to her stylish outfit that perfectly complements her unique personality.
33cm from head to toe and carved from wood. Noxi is designed and hand painted by Belgian artist Manoushka and created by a South African artisan called Blessing. Each doll is cast in resin from a hand carved wooden mould.
Why it's on The Cornrow
We love these fantastic black-owned dolls that are here to bring some African-inspired fun into your life. These funky little dolls are not your average toys. They're here to revive the spiritual and reverential vibe of traditional African dolls, but with a fresh modern twist that will blow your mind! The Noush dolls are boldly fusing the old with the new, and taking the doll game to a new level! So good you will want to display them rather than play with them. If you want to add a future vintage item to your collection, you need to check out the Noush dolls! Read our blog on the history of African Dolls here to.
Noush Project Dolls are created by an artist/maker pair - Manoushka and Blessing
Manoushka recognised the history of the Clonnette doll that was popular across Africa in the 60s and 70s and aimed to reimagine them with features and props that better resembled the Africans that were playing with them.
These dolls are iconic pieces of art that should be cherished for generations.