tree decoration; christmas decoration

Female Navajo yarn doll, one of a pair sold as tree decorations. The body, head and skirt are made from a group of threads which hold a second group of shorter threads, forming the arms, in place. The head is covered with brown textile which has the features drawn on to it and black thread attached at the back for hair.

Label: Denver Museum of Natural History sale tag.

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