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Posted 4 years ago


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Acquired this a few months back and haven't had much luck in learning what tribe it may have come from, as well as a time period and possible worth. I know it's very unique as I can't find anything even close to similar on the web. It weighs roughly a pound or so and looks to be made of clay. The hair is real. Features a willow? carrying handle. It's 9" from the top of the head to the bottom and 12 1/2" from the top of the carrying handle to the bottom. Any help in identifying it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for your time!

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    Skookum Doll on a backboard .A Skookum doll was a Native American themed doll, sold as a souvenir item in the early 20th century. Although considered collectible, they are not authentic Indian dolls, as they were designed and created by a white woman, and quickly mass-produced. Below is a example only
    Your appears earlier . The Blanket wrapped around them was common to use a Navijo one but she used a few other tribes also :-)
  2. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    The doll is in a cradle also called a backboard because the back of cradle to carry a baby in had a board for support .

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