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female doll
  • Plains peoples
  • female doll, late 1800s–1916
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, yarn, cloth, beading, braiding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 35 x 16 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/4 x 6 1/4 x 1 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5895

Soft bodied doll. Brown head with black yarn for hair in two long braids. Facial features in red and white beads. She is wearing a necklace of light blue beads and a buckskin dress and buckskin coat with beaded fringe. The dress has a beaded panel on front of the chest in a variety of colors with black on the edges. There is a fringed sash tied at the proper left. The buckskin coat has looped beaded fringe all around the edge and each loop has a larger yellow bead and the smaller beads are a variety of colors. She is wearing dark blue cloth leggings and colorless beaded boots.