Metti dolls, 1970's. These Papua New Guinea costume dolls are the dolls of Metti that I love to collect. They were sent from Australia to Port Moresby and then distributed to the PNG highlands to different villages to be dressed. The dolls were sold to tourists.
Metti doll, plain compared to the other PNG dolls. This doll is my favourite and even though she doesn't have the elaborate dress and markings as the other dolls she was highly sought after at auction and I paid more for her than any of my other PNG dolls.