Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Native Arctic maker
  • doll, late 1800s–1980
  • muskrat fur, hairseal fur, otter fur, wolverine fur, leather, felt, string, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 24 x 14 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 7/16 x 5 1/2 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5875
Label Text

Soft bodied doll. The head is leather, and the face is embroidered. She is wearing a fluffy white fur hood, brown furl tunic with darker brown fur around the bottom, and a different brown fur is used for the knee length trousers. She wears light colored boots with light blue felt at top and brown fur at bottom.