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Doll

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Object Number:96-20-8B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Eskimo
Provenience: Canada
Baffin Island
Frobisher Bay
Brewster Point
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Date Made: 1937
Early Date: 1937
Late Date: 1937
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Hemp
Cotton
Paint
Wool
Technique:Sewn
Carved
Length: 23 cm
Width: 10 cm
Outside Diameter:3 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. E. Perot Walker, 1996

Description

Eskimo whaling doll with a wood head, hands, torso. The legs are constructed of hemp fiber and the arms are a stripe cotton fabric. The face is carved with painted black hair. No detail on hands except notch for holding paddle. The doll is dressed in a white cotton hooded long sleeve whaling parka with park brown wool stitching at sleeve, parka hem and hood opening. White cotton boots with with brown wool stitching at top for attachment to legs. Brown twill cotton pants with thin white stripe. Cotton blue shirt with many colored flowers.

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