Doll made in Lapland 1901-1913

Doll made in Lapland 1901-1913

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Location Carisbrooke Castle Museum
Town Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight
Technique/ material Handmade from driftwood, caribou skin, musk ox hair and leather
Original size (mm) 460
Artist/maker residents of Blacklead Island
Date 1901 to 1913
Description An inuit doll made on Blacklead Island and given to the arctic misssionary Edgar Greenshield to bring back to the Isle of Wight as a gift for Mollie Alderslade of Newport in return for a doll she had sent as a gift. The museum has associated newspaper cuttings and photographs.
Ref number NETCC: 1985.2721
Credit © Carisbrooke Castle Museum