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Trade item male doll with plant fiber base and cloth neckerchief / Unknown

Curatorial Remarks

Beginning in the early 20th century, the Seminoles in Florida began producing large numbers of dolls dressed in traditional Seminole clothing to sell to tourists. In most cases, the dolls were made out of plant fiber; in other cases, the dolls were made from carved wood. The majority of dolls created were females. Male dolls are less common due to the consumer bias.

Tags: fiber plant, doll, toy, toy shoes, male doll, hat, scarf, trade item, cloth, patchwork clothing
People: Seminole
Places: Florida
Purpose: commercial sale

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Trade item male doll with plant fiber base and cloth neckerchief
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Seminole
Date: 
20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
plant fiber, cloth
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.923
Previous Number(s): 
8427.923
Department: 
Not On View

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