Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Seminole maker
  • doll, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: Southeastern United States
  • coconut fiber, cloth, beads, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 x 10 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 5/16 x 3 15/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7130

The small doll has a brown coconut fiber head and base. The black and white eyes are embroidered on as well as the red lips. She wears a black bonnet, a two-tiered dress in yellow, green, bright blue, pink, white, and red. Her necklace is a single strand of small beads in white, red, orange, green, and black and is wrapped three times.