Noted paper doll artist Kathy Allert's keen eye for authentic detail is reflected in this meticulously researched and accurately rendered collection. It contains a boy and a girl doll, each approximately 5 1/2" high, and 31 different full-color outfits accurately re-creating the native dress of 19 tribes that span a vast area of the North American continent.
Among the traditional costumes (identified on each plate) are an Apache coming-of-age dress; a Tlingit dress with button blanket; an Inuit costume of the Far North, complete with ivory snow goggles and harpoon; the dress of a modern Kiowa princess; the feathered short and fringed leggings of a Crow warrior; the lace-trimmed blouse and multicolored skirt of a young Seminole girl; the brightly decorated trousers and tunic of a Choctaw boy playing stickball; a Pueblo Deer Dancer's costume, decorated with evergreen sprigs; as well as colorful tribal outfits of the Algonquin, Iroquois, Cheyenne, Ojibwa, Sioux, Hopi, Navajo, and other Indian tribes. Headdresses, hats, baskets, jars, dolls, and other accessories complete the authentic native costumes.
A unique addition to any paper doll collection, this charming volume offers hours of educational entertainment for doll lovers of all ages. It is an especially useful resource for social studies classes or for anyone interested in the clothing and culture of North American Indians.