Auction Ends: Jun 14, 2016 12:00 PM EDT


Zainab Jah - "Maima" (Wife No. 2)

Item Number
$570 USD to sharonkarmazin
Number of Bids
17  -  Bid History

Item Description

This bear was modeled after Maima (wife No. 2), portrayed by Zainab Jah in Broadway’s Tony Award-nominated play Eclipsed. The bear's ensemble features a hand-tied wig with red extensions; hand-stitched blue eyeshadow; red lips made with white cotton fabric colored with lipstick Ms. Jah uses in the show; a miniature replica of the original pink spandex tank top; blue jeans embellished with grommets, sequins and rhinestones; a miniature replica of the original handmade leather belt made with embossed tin and an embossed buckle; and distressed Build-A-Bear Timberlands. Her stand is overlaid with original fabric from jeans Ms. Jah wears in the show.

The bear comes autographed under each paw by Costume Designer Clint Ramos and Ms. Jah. The bear also has an audio feature in the right paw with a personalized message from Ms. Jah.

The winner also will receive two VIP house seat tickets to see one of Eclipsed’s final performances June 16-18, and a special backstage meet-and-greet immediately after the show with Ms. Jah.

Each bear included in this auction was a labor of love made by Wardrobe Supervisor Kay Grunder, Hair and Makeup Supervisor Sarah Jordan and Dresser Liz Lee, with assistance by Adeola Role, understudy to Rita and Helena, and Joniece Abbott-Pratt, understudy to Bessie and Maima.

Special thanks to Clint Ramos for his beautiful costume designs, 101 Productions for all its support and Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey for bringing Eclipsed to Broadway.