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female doll
  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • female doll, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Nome, Alaska, United States
  • seal fur, fur, wood, yarn, rawhide, ink
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 47 x 22 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 18 1/2 x 8 5/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6022

The female doll is wearing a fur outfit. Her face is wood with features drawn on in black ink. She is wearing a brown fur parka with longer grey fur on the hood and at the hemline. It is decorated with short pieces of red yarn on the shoulders. She is wearing sealskin boots, each with a tuft of red and green yarn. The rawhide hands are bent.