Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • doll, late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • animal skin, leather, plant fiber, wool ribbon, cloth, ink, appliqué, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 39 x 11 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 3/8 x 4 5/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6025

The doll wearing a fur tunic and tall boots. Her plant fiber hair is bundled on top of her head and there is a black cloth headwrap. The facial features are drawn on. The brown fur parka has red wool ribbon detail and an oversized back or hood that probably once held a baby. The trousers are vertical stripes made from different leathers and furs. There are over the knee white leather boots with seam detail on the front.