This listing is for a Skookum doll, designed by Mary McAboy, dating to before 1920. She designed and patented these dolls in 1913. The early dolls came in just a few designs - a man, a woman, and a woman with a papoose (baby), like this one.
This doll is 11 tall. The earliest dolls had faces made from dried apples. This is a slightly later doll, with a face made from composition, on a wood and wood dowel body.
The baby is just a head, mounted on the mother's shoulder to look like a baby being carried on her mother's back. The dolls have wonderful black mohair, and hand made clothes.The Mother has a lovely skirt underneath the blanket, and a flannel piece under that covering her wooden legs. This doll stands 11 tall. She has just one partial shoe - one is completely missing, and one is partial. The shoe is made from leather, with tiny glass beads decorating it. Her handband is decorated leather. This doll dates after the first apple headed dolls, but before the mass production dolls that had celluloid and then plastic faces. The name Skookum is thought to mean "Bully Good". The Skookum dolls, like these, look to the right. Skookum dolls were made without arms - the blankets were stuffed to look like the dolls arms. This doll set is in really good condition, for it's age, and really displays well. I try and recycle packaging materials as much as I can. I will make sure it's sturdy and the item well packaged.
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With Auctiva's 1,800+ Templates. The item "VTG ANTIQUE SKOOKUM INDIAN COMPOSITION AND WOOD DOLL, MOTHER W PAPOOSE BABY" is in sale since Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Composition". The seller is "jonesantiques" and is located in Bronson, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.