ACC5919.1-2 | Doll

Anonyme - Anonymous
Eastern Arctic
Inuit: Nunavimiut
1945-1950, 20th century
Sealskin, fur (caribou, hare), ivory; metal wire, synthetic
23.3 x 10.8 cm
Purchased from the Canadian Guild of Crafts
© McCord Museum
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Dolls were an important means to transmit traditional styles of clothing and appearance to young girls. They are therefore a useful source of ethnographic information, especially because they often reveal practices that have since disappeared. The marks on the face of this doll provide evidence of a style of tattooing once worn by Nunavimiut women but no longer practiced today.