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VINTAGE SEMINOLE DOLL BY KAY BENNETT VINTAGE NAVAJO DOLL BY KAY BENNETT*SOLD* VINTAGE APACHE DOLL BY KAY BENNETT
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VINTAGE SEMINOLE DOLL BY KAY BENNETT VINTAGE NAVAJO DOLL BY KAY BENNETT VINTAGE APACHE DOLL BY KAY BENNETT

Very lovely Seminole doll by Navajo artist Kay Bennett. She stands 18 1/2" tall. She is beautifully dressed, with a traditional Seminole patchwork full-length skirt and a decorated cape over a short sleeve blouse. Patchwork clothing, considered by many to be the Seminole's traditional dress, flowering around 1920. The Seminoles are composed of various culturally related tribes which began to migrate into North Florida sometime before 1750.

Kay Bennett, the lady known as Kaibah (1922- 1997), was a Navajo author, artist and doll-maker who was born at Sheepsprings Trading Post, New Mexico, in 1922. She taught at the Phoenix Indian School and traveled through the Middle East, Far East and Europe. In 1984 she ran for Tribal Chairman of the Navajos. No other woman had run for such a high office and her candidacy was popular. She lost due to a law, where a candidate must live on the reservation. This rule eventually changed thanks to Kay. She designed Navajo dolls and dresses, illustrated her own books, and also recorded Navajo songs. Kay Bennett was a remarkable woman and is remembered today as a model for young women along with Navajo leaders like Annie Wauneka.

Very lovely traditional Navajo (Dine') Mother and child by Navajo artist Kay Bennett. She stands 14" tall. She is beautifully dressed, with a traditional full-length velvet skirt and blouse. A detailed cradle board with a small child is held in her arms. She is adorned with jewelry, including a concho belt, rings and Concho's on her leather moccasins. The velvet skirt has some very slight wear from being stores for over 40 years.

Kay Bennett, the lady known as Kaibah (1922- 1997), was a Navajo author, artist and doll-maker who was born at Sheepsprings Trading Post, New Mexico, in 1922. She taught at the Phoenix Indian School and traveled through the Middle East, Far East and Europe. In 1984 she ran for Tribal Chairman of the Navajos. No other woman had run for such a high office and her candidacy was popular. She lost due to a law, where a candidate must live on the reservation. This rule eventually changed thanks to Kay. She designed Navajo dolls and dresses, illustrated her own books, and also recorded Navajo songs. Kay Bennett was a remarkable woman and is remembered today as a model for young women along with Navajo leaders like Annie Wauneka.

This very detailed Apache doll by Navajo artist Kay Bennett stands 18" tall. She is beautifully dressed, with a traditional leather skirt and a beautifully beaded top with tassels. The original dress of the Apache women consisted of a short deerskin skirt, high boot-legged moccasins, and a loose-waisted blouse which extended to the hips and was worn outside the skirt. In addition she is also carrying a lovely Apache burden basket.

Kay Bennett, the lady known as Kaibah (1922- 1997), was a Navajo author, artist and doll-maker who was born at Sheepsprings Trading Post, New Mexico, in 1922. She taught at the Phoenix Indian School and traveled through the Middle East, Far East and Europe. In 1984 she ran for Tribal Chairman of the Navajos. No other woman had run for such a high office and her candidacy was popular. She lost due to a law, where a candidate must live on the reservation. This rule eventually changed thanks to Kay. She designed Navajo dolls and dresses, illustrated her own books, and also recorded Navajo songs. Kay Bennett was a remarkable woman and is remembered today as a model for young women along with Navajo leaders like Annie Wauneka.

   
 
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