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Booklet - 'Sikkim: Her Faith and Future', Department of Information & Publicity, Sikkim, circa 1958 Document Reg. No: SH 941046

Summary:
Booklet titled 'Sikkim: Her Faith and Future' published by the Department of Information & Publicity, Government of Sikkim, Gangtok, circa 1958. It was sent to Monica Aron (later Gates by Denjon Gyalmo, the American wife of the King of Sikkim, in 1964 in reply to her request for a doll in in the national costume of Sikkim.

The Gates collection contains 170 national dolls from 74 different countries and some correspondence relating to the acquisition of several of the dolls. The costumes of the dolls represent national costumes from the 19th Century to the 1990s. Monica Gates collected or was given these dolls between 1957 and 1990.
Description:
Booklet with colour illustration on front cover.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 26.50 cm (Height), 21.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: clothing, souvenirs, cultural beliefs, dolls, national costumes, children s play, national identity, publicity material, correspondence, cultural awareness
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Clothing
Tertiary Classification: publications
Inscriptions: Printed on Cover: SIKKIM / HER FAITH AND FUTURE
Publisher: Department of Information and Publicity, Government of Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim, circa 1958
Sender: Denjon Gyalmo, Gangtok, Sikkim, Jan 1964
User: Mrs Monica Gates, Malvern East, Victoria, Australia, 1964

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