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Accession number 2008.46
Catalog Number 2008.46.1
Object Name Doll
Description Wooden, female Seminole doll with textile patchwork dress and cape. The wooden center of the doll is oval in cross section with a carved head on top. The features of nose, mouth and hair style are carved in form. The hair, eyes, nostrils, and ear details are colored with black paint. The arms are also made of wood and are nailed or tacked into the wooden core. The arms move slightly as they rotate on the nails.

The cape is made from cotton and linen (flax?) plain weave textile. The lowest section (5.5cm wide) is a green, purple, yellow floral pattern on a cream background. The upper portions of the cape are made from orange linen and bands of black and blue textile. The doll wears a dress (with the skirt sewn onto the upper shirt portion). The skirt has one band of cross patchwork pattern with pink crosses on a black background. The rest of the skirt is made from bands of black, brown, orange, pink, yellow and blue textile.

There is a multi-colored glass bead necklace wound six times around the neck of the doll. The glass beads are blue, red, green and white.
Dimensions W-6 L-11 inches
Collection Dolls
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