Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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female doll
  • Southwestern peoples
  • female doll, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • plastic, synthetic hair, cloth, velvet, lace, beads, yarn, leather, metal beads, wire
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 27 x 14 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6035

The plastic doll has southwestern attire and long black hair. The eyes are partially open. She is wearing a black dress with red sleeves and a red plaid cloth shawl. There is a white apron over the skirt with lace detail and white lace and red rick rack on the skirt. The leather boots are light colored. She is wearing a single strand of beads around the neck in many different colors with larger gold colored metal beads.

The legs move at the hips.