view cart menu separator categories menu separator faq
advanced search
categories  > Antique Vintage Toys > Dolls and Paper Dolls Antique Vintage Collectible (6)
Skookum Indian Native American early doll 11 inch man or woman baby papoose blanket beads
10 images
 
Skookum Indian Native American early doll 11 inch man or woman baby papoose blanket beads
Skookum Indian Native American early doll 11 inch man or woman baby papoose blanket beads
Skookum Indian Native American early doll 11 inch man or woman baby papoose blanket beads
Skookum Indian Native American early doll 11 inch man or woman baby papoose blanket beads

Skookum Indian Native American early doll 11 inch man or woman baby papoose blanket beads

Price: $95.00 currently not available     
Feedback: 100%, 341 sales Ask seller a question
Shipping: US-Mainland: $9.00 (more destinations)
Condition: Used
Payment with:
This is an early Skookum Native American Indian Doll, composition head, squaw woman (maybe a man – you can decide?), with baby papoose head peeking over her shoulder on her back. She is wrapped in the traditional wonderful old Native American style blanket that has an orange and black design, and she has a necklace of colorful beads around her neck. The eyes on this doll are the desirable right side glancing, characteristic of Skookum Dolls. My research found that the right glancing eyes indicate following the correct path to a spirit-blessed life and health. I am guessing that this doll dates from the 1920’s or 1930’s?

She is wearing a blue/gray cloth skirt, and under that a purple felt underskirt. The body is cloth that has been stuffed (not sure what material?), but Skookum Indian dolls often had a straw-like stuffing. This doll has a very noble Native American Indian face, with high cheek bones that still have touches of red/pink color in them. There is strong character in this one’s face, which is desirable to a collector of these dolls. There is good color remaining in both the woman and the child’s face. You can see in the photos that there are some flecks and some paint loss on the face, with a white spot on the nose, and other tiny wear spots here and there.

The hair may be mohair (??), and the woman’s long lovely hair is braided. The wig is loose on the top and side where the little baby head sits, and the wig can be lifted up. You can see this in the photos, and I will let the buyer decide if it needs glue, or if it will stay this way. The hair on the back of the papoose head has some spots showing through, and maybe the buyer might be able to work with this to cover them up with the existing hair?

The feet and legs of the Skookum Indian doll are made of wood. The feet are covered in a paper or felt-like material, and you can see in the photos that there is quite a bit of wear and tear on this covering on the feet. Some of the moccasins foot coverings are still glued on, and when I touch the bottom of the feet which have that black paper-like material, a little of the black color comes off on my hands.

There are no labels or tags on this Skookum Indian doll. This is a very nice early Skookum Indian doll in a hard to find large size, with some age wear and tear, and a bit of dust and dirt. It would make a great addition to your collection, or a wonderful gift for that special collector!

Thanks again for shopping with us here at http://www.VintageMoonbeams.ecrater.com.

We invite you to visit our other online shops at http://www.OldChinaDishShop.ecrater.com and
http://www.TreasuredTwiceVarietyShop.ecrater.com
Other Products from vintagemoonbeams:View all products
Pepsi-Cola pencils 10 soda advertising vintage You’ve Got a Lot to Live Forrest City Ark. lead
$9.50
Regan ukulele vintage uke wood musical instrument ukelele 21 inch four string 1950s soprano Hawaiian
$130.00
Judy Lee rhinestone brooch pin big amber clear high quality vintage designer signed jewelry 1950s
$25.00
M.I. Hummel Club Nature's Gift figurine girl membership year 1997 1998 Germany Goebel figure 729
$59.00
Silvertone Hammered Loop silver color metal loops Avon vintage 1989 pierced earrings with box
$5.00
Vintage Avon Soft Sculpture necklace 1987 and pierced earrings goldtone metal
$11.00
1982 Wallace Silversmiths sleigh bell Christmas skates silver ornament 12th annual silverplate
$75.00
1958 Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America AFL CIO railroad union Pecos Lodge 883 pin pinback button
$6.50
Plymouth Sound Drakes Island Harbor England stereoview stereograph stereoscope card Keystone antique
$6.50
Zane Grey The Hash Knife Outfit book Walter J. Black western fiction novel
$5.75
Last Updated: 15 Jul 2017 18:19:34 PDT home  |  about  |  terms  |  contact
Powered by eCRATER - a free online store builder