Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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female doll
  • United States
  • female doll, late 1800s–1923
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cloth, wire, beads, pigment, yarn, synthetic leather, braiding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 30.5 x 26 x 8 cm blanket open
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 x 10 1/4 x 3 1/8 in balnket open
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Roofe
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6037

The doll has a wire armature and soft stuffing. She is wearing a purple dress with long sleeves with red, white, and blue rectangles and dots. She has black yarn for hair that is braided and she is wearing a brown synthetic leather headband and red bead earrings. Her face is drawn on a knit cloth. Her legs are covered with green and yellow knit cloth. Her shoes are brown with dark blue and green yarn and a beaded diamond in the center. The wearing blanket is light orange, yellow green and brown. It comes open, but is attached at the back. She has a baby on her back, wrapped in red cloth.