Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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female doll
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • female doll, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • velvet, cloth, sequins, beads, synthetic hair, ink, synthetic leather, yarn, cotton, ribbon
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 35.5 x 34 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 x 13 3/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6024

The soft bodied doll is wearing a pink velvet dress. Her black hair is tied at the nape of her neck with white yarn and the front is decorated with light blue and white beads. She is wearing light blue and white beaded earrings and necklaces. Her long sleeved bodice is decorated with gold sequins and the skirt is decorated with metallic gold rick rack. The belt is a dark blue ribbon with red, white, and light blue detail. She is wearing a pink and white checked underskirt. She has brown shoes.