The Formerly Racist Tin Drum
The Formerly Racist Tin Drum The Formerly Racist Tin Drum The Formerly Racist Tin Drum The Formerly Racist Tin Drum The Formerly Racist Tin Drum The Formerly Racist Tin Drum The Formerly Racist Tin Drum
£240.00

 

With the use of only three colours, this tin drum started life illustrated with People of the World dancing around its base. All major nationalities of yesteryear were represented including, but not limited to; a bagpipe wielding Scot from Scotland, a person in a rice farmer's hat from China and a Cowboy from Cowboy-Land.

Also featured was an entirely red-faced person toting a hobby horse and tomahawk in a warbonnet from America and two almost completely naked, red-mouthed tribal black characters from, I guess, the country of Africa. Massive earrings. Bloated lips. Ticking every offensive box possible.

Also stamped on the base was "Reliable Series. British Made". With harmless intentions I'm sure but outrageous all the same; the Prince Philip of toys and possibly just as old.

It felt beyond subversion entirely so I settled upon refurbishment instead;

Every character has been wiped out and replaced with good old non-binary skeletons who could be of any ethnicity, religion or place.

Diameter: 18cm

Height: 9cm

Drumsticks: Not included. As part of the reformed drum's re-entry into society it has agreed to remain silent.