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Female doll

Photo Credit: Susan Cole

Female doll

1960's

Agnes James

Snohomish

Basketry dolls were made for girl's play and to teach domestic crafts, and for the thriving commercial market in modern time. As with baskets, women put their individual artistic signatures on these delightful works. Miniature tools appropriate for each gender accompany the dolls.
Woven grass
approx. 12in. high
Gift of Vi Hilbert
SC2005.16
Provenance: Provenance: Artist; Vi Hilbert (as purchase), Washington, (ca. 1985-1995) until 2005
Photo Credit: Susan Cole
location
Not currently on view

Resources

Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, S'abadeb - The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists, October 24, 2008 - January 11, 2009; Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, BC, November, 2009 - March, 2010

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Song, Story, Speech: Oral Traditions of Puget Sound's First People, August 5, 2004- December 12, 2005

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.