Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Cheyenne Woman doll
  • United States
  • Cheyenne Woman doll, 1930s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • muslin, cotton, feather, leather, bead
  • Gift from the Rosemary Ketcham Collection
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2253
Description

Cheyenne woman figure with a stuffed muslin body. Black cotton carpet warp hair brought into two braids with a feather stuck in the back. Read leather dress with stripes of beads in white, dark green, dark blue and orange. Fringe at the side and bottom hem and the ends of the sleeves. Knee-high boots in red leather with white beads up center front and around the anckle and soles. Face is flat and the features are composed of sewn beads in black and white.