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Pair of 1940s 15" American Indian Skookum Dolls

Lot Number 514

Quantity: Bid Starts: 01/18/2009 16:00:00 
Bid Open: 750.00  Bid Ends: 02/04/2009 23:30:00 
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Description

Paying homage to Native American heritage, the offered pair of “Skookum” dolls depict what appear to be a chief and squaw. Standing 15 inches tall, these highly sought-after collectibles feature composition faces complete with eyes that glance to the left. The traditional pose, the right-glancing eyes symbolically represent a path to health and recovery (according to Shamanic healing beliefs). With tribal themed apparel and jet-black mohair atop their heads, these (EX-MT) to (NM) figurines hail from sometime prior to 1950, as evidenced by the vintage “BULLY GOOD” label adhered to the bottom of the squaw's right moccasin.  
 
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