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Plains Indian Museum

Bennett, Kay
feather 171 silver 707 paint 359 plumes 30 cotton 256 turquoise 308 cloth 876 Buckskin 430 reeds 27 velvet 90 wool 622
doll 94
female 19
ca. 1950
H: 19 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Forrest Fenn
A Kay Bennett cloth, basket dancer doll with outstretched hands, one holding an owl design Papago tray basket 3 1/4" in diameter and the other holding a long plume feather. Matching owl designed Papago tray baskets with three plume feathers attached to each side of head. Wears a white, woven cotton and wool blouse over a full length woven cotton dress with wool geometric designs near the bottom. Full length velvet slip below skirt with silver brocade hem . Buckskin belt with nine white braided, twisted drops. Fabricated face, painted eyes, eye brows, lips and cheeks. Three dimensional nose with painted nostrils. Black hair. Turquoise and silver Zuni squash blossom necklace with authentic turquoise. Six bead rings, two German silver bracelets. Near bottom of dress are three old silver Navajo buttons, old silver turquoise and silver pin with a silver eagle stamp motif. White buckskin, wrap-around high-top moccasins. Sewn-in label reads "Hand Made by Kay Bennett".
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