This is a Navajo Yei doll. This specific doll combines two cultures. The Yei figure is used in Navajo sandpainting ceremonies to represent a man or woman. While the doll style is a recreation of the earliest style of Hopi Kachina dolls, which were given to children in order for them to learn about Kachina ceremonies and figures. They were frequently created in an effort to bring plentiful crops or ward off evil spirits. This doll has a magnet attached to its back and the word Navajo stamped on the bottom.
2.2 X 2 X 7
All measurements were taken in centimeters. Measurements are listed as “length by width by height” or “height by diameter” unless otherwise noted.
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The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing: Historical Collection. (2018). "Yei Doll - 1" [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.molloy.edu/nur_hagan/935