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souvenir / doll / brooch

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  • Description

    Tiny pin doll in the form of a child in a papoose with wool eyes and mouth, and head (and body ?) made of palmetto fibre. The papoose is made of blue felt with a decoration of glass beads, the hair is achieved by using an elasticated black covering (perhaps a sock ?). The whole is made into a brooch by attaching a metal safety pin; souvenir.


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  • Date

    • 1998 (circa)
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 5 centimetres
    • Width: 3 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    From the Miccosukee Reservation on Tamiami Trail, c 20 miles from Miami. Tiny pin dolls seem to have been made at the same time as the larger palmetto dolls, however, due to the lack of variation in styles, the dolls being simpler it seems they are less identifiable in terms of age. See pp.56-57 of D.Blackard "Patchwork and Palmettos", Fort Lauderdale, 1990. Purchased by donor while on vacation on April 11 1998, Saturday at the Miccosukee Gift Shop.


  • Location

    Not on display

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  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

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