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female doll
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • female doll, late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cloth, buckskin, horse hair, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 24.5 x 14 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5871

Soft bodied doll. Cloth body, arms and legs. Buckskin head with black horse hair. Blue and white beads for eyes and red beads for lips. Buckskin dress is decorated with dark blue and white beaded bands at ends of sleeves and on neckline, dark blue and yellow near hem and up left and right sides on front and back. Short buckskin ties in middle of chest with dark blue beads. Buckskin belt. Buckskin moccasins and leggings. Leggings have dark blue and yellow beading around ends and up sides. Top of shoes are decorated with red and dark blue beads.