Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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male doll
  • Skookum
  • male doll, 1913–1923
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plastic?, wool, cloth, syntetic hair, beads, felt, paint, adhesive tape, ribbon, glitter, braiding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 42 x 16 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Roofe
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6028
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The standing male figure has long black hair in two braids. His wearing blanket is green, white, red, and black with a purple satin-like band at the edge. He is wearing a necklace with a single strand of the same sized beads except for the large red beads. His green shirt is partially visible. He has light colored felt leggings with fringe at the side seam and light brown shoes with a red line and dark blue dots.