Arapaho Woman & Baby: Doll without a face: Dolls represent ideals, but in Native American society imagination is equally important. Some dolls are intentionally left without a face. This allows the child to image anything they want about the doll's appearance, and the doll can take on a life of it's own through the child's imagination. However, some dolls are considered to be a spirit, therefore they are also without a face.
|Spoonhunter, Bob 3 Arapaho 103|
|dark green 19 metal 3340 log 2 light green 17 Beads 2617 rod 8 cloth 876 yellow 526 seed 1420 leather 2024 orange 203 plaid 21 maroon 27 dark brown 54 Red 1061 fur 151 hair 424 rabbit 14 cross-section support fringe 575|
|Diamond 223 rose designs triangles 289|
|H: 14.125 in|
|Ritual and Recreation: Toys. Woman and Baby -- Leather body, dark brown hair tied at each side of face, leather dress with beaded triangle and rose designs in red, maroon, dark green, light green, yellow and orange and fringed at sleeve ends and bottom, belt and buckle beaded in diamond design in same colors as dress, plaid fabric under dress shows on lower arms and at dress bottom, wrapped leather leggings and leather moccasins, leather baby carrier with rabbit fur lining on her back, holding a leather bag with fringed bottom and beaded rose and edging in same colors as dress in her right hand. Base is a cross section of log with a metal rod supporting the doll from the back.|