Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small doll
  • United States
  • small doll, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cloth, plant fiber, cotton?, string, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 x 3.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5610

The small doll is made of a bundle of plant fiber and cotton wrapped with cloth. Pink cloth with a red leaf pattern wraps the torso portion. The head above the wrapped body is unbleached cloth without a face with a heavily faded purple headscarf. The bottom portion of the doll is wrapped with a strip of red and dark blue plaid. The bottom of the doll is unwrapped plant fiber and cotton. There are no arms or legs.