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

December 7, 2010 — 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!)

Adrienne K.


  • 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…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12683716289731163125 ACP