Random Appropriation of the Day! ("Tiger Lily Teapot")

In fred flare, random appropriation, tiger lily teapot by Adrienne K.7 Comments

Reader Michaela spotted this one while christmas shopping online. Called the “Tiger Lily Teapot”, she sports the awesome stereotypes of braids, a headband, a feather, and “indian” designs and colors. The description (via Fred Flare) reads:

This darling lil’ lady is outfitted with a small interior metal steeper and her head becomes the tea cup when you remove her feathered top! Bold colors and a happy face will brighten your kitchen even on the coldest day.

yeah. you drink out of her head:

I’d call that a bit de-humanizing.

Fred Flare: Tiger Lily Teapot

Random Appropriation of the Day (Totem Cups)

(Thanks Michaela!)
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09245770257633067815 torgana

    When I drink tea, I prefer to do so without a) decapitating someone b) being a totally obvious racist.

    Good lord.

  • http://also-warriors.livejournal.com/ also-warriors

    It seems like right around the time the designer was sketching the removable scalp, faint memories of history class should have come back to her.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11302053992098428056 Michaela

    By the way (I forgot to mention this in the email), Fred Flare also sells the totem cups you mentioned a few months ago.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06746164758130418467 iroquo1s

    How could you miss the “Disney couture” feather Pocahontas earrings?


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03433024797812192075 Syera

    Is it dehumanizing when lots of novelty teapots are shaped like people, or is it the fact that many peoples’ only experience with a minority is going to be in the form of a teapot?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11302053992098428056 Michaela


    You scalp them to drink the tea…

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