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Young Seminole girls often sat with their mothers at the sewing machine and watched the creation of intricate patterns and designs. A doll’s outfit taking shape before a girl’s eyes was a time of delight and learning. Dolls provided the perfect models for girls’ earliest attempts at making clothes. This doll, made of palmetto bark, represents a man wearing a traditional Seminole big shirt. Such shirts were sewn in a brilliant mosaic of brightly colored cottons which were further embellished with patchwork squares and lines of rickrack.
depth 6.5 in ; height 22.5 in ; width 11 in