Anishinabe (Ojibwe) / Doll / about 1898Anishinabe (Ojibwe)
about 1898

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Creator Nationality: North American; Native American; Anishinabe
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Name-CRT: Anishinabe (Ojibwe)
Title: Doll
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1896
Creation End Date: 1900
Creation Date: about 1898
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Materials and Techniques: cloth, leather, glass beads, human hair
Dimensions: H.17-1/2 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 74.63.11
Credit Line: Bequest of Dorothy Record Bauman

Although this doll was made for the market, it has important elements which illustrate that it was targeted towards children. The alphabet is beaded on the strap of the bandolier bag, probably a reference to education. The doll's clothing is very detailed and the bandolier bag even includes miniature arrows, to teach its owner about traditional life. The other bag is decorated with beaded flowers, a classic design element of the Great Lakes/Woodlands people.

AMICA ID: MIA_.74.63.11
Component Measured: height only
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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