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Toy tiger

Toy tiger

  • Place of origin:

    India (made)

  • Date:

    1980-1989 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Papier mâché and metal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr D. Swallow

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Moving Toys Gallery, case 3

Physical description

This is a tiger with a nodding head made of papier-mache and painted orange and black stripes. He has red facial features and white teeth. He is in a standing position and his head is detachable from his body. It has metal hooks which fit on a metal rod in the neck opening, and a weight attached on one end of the head causes it to nod.

Place of Origin

India (made)


1980-1989 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Papier mâché and metal


Length: 18 cm, Height: 17 cm

Descriptive line

Hand made tiger with nodding head made in India in the 1980s

Production Note

made by hand

Subjects depicted



Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys


Museum of Childhood

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