Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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female doll
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • female doll, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • velvet, synthetic leather, human hair, beads, sequins
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 27 x 14 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6985

The female doll is wearing a long-sleeved, floor length dark pink velvet dress. It has gold rickrack trim around the skirt above the ruffle. It has pink rickrack at the waist. The placket is decorated with silver sequins. She is wearing a light blue and white beaded necklace and earrings. Her black hair is pulled into a bun at the nape of her neck. Her underskirt is off-white with a football game depicted, red team vs. blue team.

Her facial features are drawn on and she has synthetic leather hands.