Alaska Native Collections – Sharing Knowledge



guga’ tlaga’ “doll”
Язык: Lower Tanana

We’d make new dresses for our dolls. And I remember one spring, somebody taught us how to make little tiny kkaakene (“boots”) like this and meendaage (“mittens”).

—Eliza Jones, 2004

This Tanana girl’s doll wears traditional men’s clothing – a pointed tunic, hood, gauntlet-style mittens, moccasin-trousers, and knife sheath. Girls sometimes made their own dolls out of cloth and stuffing, using braided grass for hair. They learned to tan skins and sew by working on new clothes for their dolls.

Культура: Athabascan
Регион: Tanana River, Alaska
Деревня: Nenana
Категрия предмета: Toys, games
Размеры: Length 30cm
Дата поступления: 1963
Источник: Miss Margaretta S Grider, Mrs Ludlow Bull (presented)
Музей: Национальный музей американских индейцев
Идентификационный номер музея: 233074.000