Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Seminole peoples
  • doll, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Southeastern United States
  • coconut fiber, pine needles, string, beads, cloth
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 5/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6046
Label Text

The small doll has a round head and a round body with no arms or legs. The head and body are made from balls of coconut fiber. The bottom portion of the body is wrapped with light natural colored pine needles, held in place with dark green stitches at regular intervals. She wears a black cloth bonnet-like hat. Her eyes are black and white string and her lips are red string. She wears a choker style necklace of different colored seed beads. There are short lines of white seed beads just above the pine needle portion.