What a treasure! I have never seen this pin before, and I believe it to be quite rare. It depicts Josephine Baker dancing her famous Banana Dance. The brooch is huge - 5 3/4" x 3". It is made of French Galalith and is all handcarved and painted. It dates back to the 1930s. Josephine is wearing gold jewelry, a necklace, bracelets on both arms and her ankle. The brooch is in fine condition considering the age. Painted details are intact, and the carving is intricate and impressive. This is the best depiction of the Lady Josephine that I have seen. People try to make every piece that depicts an African-Amrican female Josephine Baker, but she was one of akind, and I think this brooch shows that.
RARE FAB HUGE HAND CARVED GALALITH JOSEPHINE BAKER PIN DANCING W/ BANANA SKIRT