Valentine's Day Special - PRICE REDUCED OFFERS ACCEPTED. For sale we have a beautiful antique Athabascan indian girl doll, circa 1890's-1900.Hand stitched, artisan crafting, all original parts and pieces. Doll has feet made of walrus tusk. Dolls of this exacting craftsmanship and quality are incredibly rare - especially for turn of the century. This Doll is from the Western Coastal Alaskan / Canadian territories. Produced around 1900, this piece was procured from a Western Canadian Athabascan Indian Woman and her daughter in the early 2000's at an Native American antiques market in rural Montana. Seal and Moose Furs dominate the foundation of this intricately hewn masterpiece. Her landscape is dotted with tufts of wolf fur, sewn and clasped together with sinews of varying size and shape. The head is painted, but presumably made of Walrus tusk as the feet are.
We could see we may have something truly unique and special, this was not just a doll to give to children, but this was a doll meant to preserve legacy and history of your culture to spread to generations to come. We took the doll to be appraised at an antiques roadshow about a month after we got home.
Although most entrants never make it to the t. Show, I would have loved to see our appraisers stunned reaction on the silver screen. Most dolls the appraiser had seen from this era looked "primitive" in comparison to this masterpiece. He confirmed turn of the century for the dating, just as the Indian women had stated, and vouched for both the rarity of the materials used and the relatively small number of Athabascan antiquities compared to N. This doll has since been kept in a dark, humidity controlled room for the last decade.
You will not find an antique, turn of the century Athabascan Indian doll as truly detailed and well cared for as this. Own a stunningly beautiful and hard to find piece of American history today. The item "Antique Native Alaskan Athabascan Indian Girl Doll Circa 1900 Appraised" is in sale since Saturday, February 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Dolls & Kachinas". The seller is "henrigroupllc" and is located in Saint Joseph, Michigan.This item can be shipped worldwide.