Harkins Male Doll 1
Item's Choctaw Name: Hattak Holba Isht Washoha
Item's English Name: Doll
Material: Braintan leather, cotton print textile, ribbon, black beads, broach, commercial thread, human hair.
Origin: Doll made by Mrs. A.J. Harkins to represent a particular Choctaw person before the Trail of Tears.
Current Owner: Oklahoma Historical Society (#2667).
Location: Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City
Contact: (405) 521-2491
Notes - This exquisite doll represents a blending of Choctaw tradition with Euro-American fabric working techniques. The dolls' face, leggings, and moccasins are made out of traditional, braintan leather. The hunting shirt is made from print textile adorned with ribbon. Beads are used on the head ornament and moccasins, larger beads are on a string around the neck. The hair on the dolls head is human