Inuit doll

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Greenlandic Inuit doll at the Stuttgart, Linden-Museum

Inuit dolls are made out of soapstone and bone, materials common to the people of northern Alaska. Many are clothed with animal fur or skin. Their clothing articulates the traditional style of dress necessary to survive cold winters, wind, and snow.

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  • Bachmann, Manfred & Hansmann, Claus. Dolls the World Over. New York: Crown Publishers, 1973.
  • Jones, Suzi, Ed. Eskimo Dolls. Alaska State Council of the Arts, 1982.
  • Larson, Jack Lenor. Folk Art from the Global Village. Santa Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1995.