Vintage Skookum doll from the 1940s. Her robe is made of old camp blanket, she has a polka dot calico type material shirt and felt leggings.
Size: 9 3/4 inches tall.
"Skookum dolls, known worldwide for their Native American appeal, were the creation of Mrs. Mary McAvoy of Missoula, Montana. In an interview in the 1920 issue of Playthings Magazine, she stated "Wrapped in their little blankets they looked like the old squaws and bucks we knew so well in our Montana home." Both male and female dolls were patented in 1914 and were originally hand made locally, some with apple heads and some with composition heads. The dolls became so popular that when Mrs. McAvoy moved to Denver, Colorado, she partnered with the H.H. Tammen Company there in 1920, becoming the Director of their Skookum Assembly Division. From that point on, the dolls were factory made; the materials gradually changed to plastic heads, paper shoes and mohair instead of human hair, but the Indian blankets that wrapped around the shoulders of the dolls remained a constant." - source: Skookum Dolls.