Navajo Doll Couple by Kay Bennett
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1980: Item # 1211692
Territorial Indian Arts
7077 E. Main St. #7
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
What a handsome couple! Very finely made dolls by Navajo Indian artist Kay Bennett, they stand 23 1/2" tall and come with a support, beautifully detailed. Besides her multiple petticoats, she wears a brown velvet skirt and gold blouse, adorned with silver sequins for the buttons with a blue glass bead for each turquoise. A small woven sash belt is fitted with silver colored concha buttons and she is wearing a "turquoise and silver" bracelet and rings. Her nails are done too.
he wears a matching brown shirt and has the white cloth pants. Both wear traditional moccasins.
Holding a blanket of bright colors, they are dressed for a dance.
Purchased from Kay in 1975, included is a photo of the artist with all three of the dolls.
You can read all about Kay Bennett on the web, she had an interesting and full life. The lady dolls look much like her!
Perfect original condition, kept in a glass case. Looks brand new!
Buyer pays $50.00 for shipping and insurance.