Vicki Draves Limited Edition Collector's ItemGoose Grease
Vicki Draves was the first Asian American to win a medal in the Olympics. She was born and raised in San Francisco, her father was Filipino and her mother British. She married her diving coach and received her first title in 1946. After becoming the first American to win two gold medals for diving in 1948 from the 3m springboard and 10m platform, she went on to tour in water extravaganza shows throughout the US and Europe. Vicki Draves’ story is inspiring and heartening - when she grew up in San Francisco in the 40s, public pools were “whites only” except for one day a week. She overcame many obstacles to achieve what she did, and for this we honor her Trailblazing spirit!
Hand-chiseled from Urapán wood on an electric lathe, these classic wooden peg dolls are finished with USA-made non-toxic water-based paints. Each doll is unique and safe for little hands. We design our dolls in our Brooklyn studio and work with artisans in Bogotá, Colombia to help us reproduce our designs. Our carpenter uses sustainably-harvested trees; when one tree is used, two are planted. Our team includes Goose Grease-trained craftsmen and craftswomen, from Bogotá to Brooklyn, and each doll is carefully hand-drawn and hand-painted from start to finish.
INCLUDES One Doll, Size 3.5"