Medicine man doll – WHITE MOUNTAIN APACHE
- Reference: EDNA1084
- Origin: White River Apache reservation, Arizona, USA
- Period: Circa 1930-1940
- Height: 39,5 cm
- Materials: Deer buckskin, red cloth, leather, glass and metal beads, metal cones, shells, silver button.
- Price: 1.250€
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This Apache doll represents a singer medicine man with his water drum and his typical drum stick. He is dressed with the traditional scout coat, decorated with beaded bands. Around his neck, the necklace, ended by the tweezer. On his head hangs the traditional “charm water protection”. His moccasins got the toe protection and his belt carries a knife sheath with the knife inside.
This doll was probably made for a cultural purpose or for exhibition.
This piece is unique and could be showcased in a museum dedicated to Native American cultures of the SouthWest.