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 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.

PNG Metti dolls,  sold as souvenirs.      Hard to believe these dolls are approximately 37 years old.

PNG Metti dolls, sold as souvenirs. Hard to believe these dolls are approximately 37 years old.

Very elaborate - some of the decoration on these dolls can be and there is a difference in the colouring of the dolls, I have some others with the same paler skin tone.

Very elaborate - some of the decoration on these dolls can be and there is a difference in the colouring of the dolls, I have some others with the same paler skin tone.

Papua New Guinea dressed Metti dolls.    The Papua New Guinea costume dolls were all made by Metti and ceased production in the 1970’s; they are becoming quite collectable but still come up for sale.

Papua New Guinea dressed Metti dolls. The Papua New Guinea costume dolls were all made by Metti and ceased production in the 1970’s; they are becoming quite collectable but still come up for sale.

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.

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.

Happy Metti dolls in all their finery.

Happy Metti dolls in all their finery.

Metti dolls.    Beautiful head dress on the doll on the left.

Metti dolls. Beautiful head dress on the doll on the left.

Metti Doll, Burns Philip shipped the Australian made dolls to Papua New Guinea where they were dispersed to the villages and dressed by the village women. 1970's vintage doll.

Metti Doll, Burns Philip shipped the Australian made dolls to Papua New Guinea where they were dispersed to the villages and dressed by the village women. 1970's vintage doll.

Metti also made this Piccaninny doll.

Metti also made this Piccaninny doll.

Metti Piccaninny doll.      The Piccaninny doll is getting harder to find but I managed to track her down even though someone dressed her in this cute outfit.  Piccaninny doll no longer produced.

Metti Piccaninny doll. The Piccaninny doll is getting harder to find but I managed to track her down even though someone dressed her in this cute outfit. Piccaninny doll no longer produced.

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