Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Lakota maker
  • doll, late 1800s–1916
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, cloth, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 43 x 19 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 7/8 x 7 1/2 x 2 3/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5880

Soft bodied doll. Cloth body. Buckskin head with no nair, red beads for eyes and lips. Buckskin tunic with lane stitched beading on yoke and short sleeves. Light blue beaded field with red areound neck line and down front of beaded portion. Red and yellow squares on front and dark blue stripes on top of each shoulder. Short buckskin fringe on sleeves, along seams and at hemline.
Pants have beading down side. White field with yellow, red and blue triangles separated by two dark blue squares. Short fringe along seam. LIght blue beaded rectangle on top of moccasins.