Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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female doll
  • Skookum
  • female doll, 1913–1923
  • Where object was made: United States
  • apple?, cloth, synthetic hair, beads, wood, pigment
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 31 x 12 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 4 3/4 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Roofe
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6042

The standing figure is wrapped in a blanket with grey, brown, red, and light brown. She has black synthetic hair, mostly hidden under a red head scarf. Her head may be made from an apple and the face is painted on it. She has a beaded necklace, an unbleached cotton shirt, and brown wooden shoes. The baby tucked in a blanket behind the mother has a light colored wrap and black hair.