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Seminole doll
Date Issued: 2004-08-21
Postage Value: 37 cents

Commemorative issue
Art of the American Indian
Seminole doll

During the early decades of the 20th century, Miccosukee-Seminole women in Florida developed a unique style of patchwork clothing. They used hand-operated sewing machines to piece together brightly colored cotton shirts and dresses, and they outfitted dolls made for the tourist trade in miniature versions of these traditional garments. This male doll, made circa 1935, wears a man’s foksikco, or big shirt.
 

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