Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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male Laplander costume doll
  • Lapland
  • male Laplander costume doll, 1920s–1930s
  • Where object was made: Lapland, Norway, Sweden, or Finland
  • wire, paint, felt, leather
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 20 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 7/8 x 3 3/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Rosemary Ketcham Collection
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2261.a,b

Male Laplander costume doll (part a). Core of body is made of wire stuffed with fabric. Head is stuffed fabric with molded and painted features. Black hair. Tall hat in red felt with orange, green, yellow, blue and white trim. Tan felt coat with orange, yellow, green, light blue and turquoise trim at hem, lapels and wrists. Leather belt with sheath and knife tied low around coat. Black stockings with red and yellow cross ties. Pom poms at ankles. Black felt shoes with turned up toes. The small plastic? knife (part b) is a separate piece that can be removed from the sheath.