This is a simply fantastic handmade Alaskan doll. Measures about 9" tall x 3-4" wide.
The maker must have had much knowledge of the old traditions and of the old ways of skin sewing.
Face is hand-painted wood (driftwood), the traditional Alaskan Native parka & pants fur is maybe a mix of rabbit, beaver, badger, deer, mink and leather complete with lodge boots to keep him warm.
This comes from my Great Grandfather, William Holzheimer estate. Holzheimer lived in Juneau, Alaska & was a U.S. District Attorney there from 1933-1944.
My Great Grandmother, Georgia, was an avid doll collector. We date this from between those years.
The older dolls are becoming harder and harder to find. This doll is exceptional because of the exquisite quality of workmanship and attention to detail.
Makes the perfect gift for any occasion. This is a fabulous collector item for the serious collector of Native Alaskan handmade artwork!
Thanks for looking and be sure to check out my store for more selections from this estate.
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