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Accession number 2008.23
Catalog Number 2008.23.3
Object Name Doll
Description Seminole doll with wooden core form under fabric clothing. The doll's head is carved from the top of the wooden core. Her nose, chin, eye sockets and hair style are carved in detail. Black paint or ink is used to delineate her hair, mouth, eyes, and eyebrows. Wooden arms are nailed into the wooden core.

The doll has eight beaded necklaces tied tightly around her neck. The lowest two are cut black beads. The top six necklaces are made from multi-colored glass beads.

The plain weave fabric is pieced together by many different patterned textiles in horizontal rows. The skirt is constructed from seven bands of fabric with six additional bands of fabric sewn on as appliqué. The fabric patterns include pink and white stripe, white polka dots on red background, purple, black, yellow, and olive green and blue floral pattern. The shirt is made from a light colored striped fabric with yellow diamonds with purple sleeves. The cape is made from white fabric with vertical blue stripes (some diamond stripes). There are two rows of appliqué fabric in yellow and blue plain-weave fabric.
Dimensions W-9 L-14 inches
Collection Dolls
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