Male and female hide dolls. Female has partially beaded hide dress with full beaded yoke, salt and pepper beaded belt with drops and moccasins. Simulated dentalium shell earrings, buffalo hair and painted face.
Male has hide coat with two beaded Morningstar on front, partially beaded pants and moccasins, braided buffalo hair and painted face.
Illustrated in /products/spirits-in-the-art-from-the-plains-and-southwest-indian-cultures, by James A. Hanson, inside cover, and in Historic American Indian Dolls, by Forrest Fenn plate 6.
Rare Yakima Pony Beaded Doll
H 13.5 inches
Rare Yakima doll cradle with doll. Doll has a buckskin head and is strapped in a buckskin-wrapped wooden cradle board that has a pony beaded buckskin shade. The doll¹s horse tail hair is tucked under a wide seed bead choker. Large pony beaded male and female human figures decorate each side of the cradle, and the moccasins are seed beaded. Large carnelian de Aleppo pony beads were used for eyes. Former Paul Dyck collection.
Male hide doll with calico shirt, beaded doeskin vest and panel beaded wool leggings, beaded moccasins, and a two-strand bead necklace with a glass button ornament. Human hair forms a pompadour, and the eyebrows are beaded strips that are sewn on. The ear drops are made of shell buttons. This doll belonged to Buffalo Bill¹s brother Frank Crow.
It hung on the wall in a cafe in Florida for 45 years.
Male hide doll with partially beaded coat, leggings and moccasins. He has a brown cotton cloth shirt, a beaded belt with beaded knife sheath, a wooden knife with a brass bullet casing grip, and beaded strike-a-light bag tied in back, an awl case, and a catlinite tomahawk. Former collection Paul Dyck.