These fellows make no sense to me at all:They are, clearly another pair of black stereotypes–they have the usual thick red lips and round white eyes, a la the Aunt Jemima of my last few posts. But they are not, this time, African American stereotypes, or if they are I have no idea about why they might have climbed on top of a pair of what appear to be Chinese cabbages. Is it some sort of cabbage race? Are the vegetable-like things they are climbing on meant to be Sui Choy, or are they some stubby form of Bok Choy? Are the human figures on the vegetables meant to be Indians or Sri Lankans, perhaps? Why else are they reclining on Asian vegetables? Might they be African boat people on a slow boat to China? I have a feeling there is possibly a bug metaphor in play–but it’s just a feeling. So this is another pair which remain a strange mystery to me. Someone apparently thought there was a market for these, an audience that knew some phrase or something through the lens of which which they could view these shakers. I am not in that audience. If anyone who is could give a hand, I’d be grateful.