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National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Item: doll

Date: 1882-1884

Area: James Bay

Catalogue number: National Museum of Natural History E090036-0

Dimensions: Height ca44cm

Technique: Wooden head carved; navy hood lined with green tartan, seamed down back, and decorated with rickrack; sleeves navy with natural-colour gussets under the arms, and tied on underneath dress; dress made of very fine caribou [fetal?] hide, decorated with paint (pigment), and tied at the waist.

Motifs: geometric

Collector: Lucien M. Turner

Notes: Female doll is associated with a companion male doll. String around neck has been added to keep hood in place.

References: Turner, Lucien M. 1894. Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory. Eleventh Report of the Bureau of Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, 1889-1890. Washington, D.C.