Eskimo Inuit Alaska Souvenir Doll Suede Clothes Handcrafted.
This charming vintage souvenir doll handcrafted in Canada and dressed in her ethnic clothing made of blue suede and trimmed in white faux fur. She is made of hard plastic and has movable arms and legs and is mounted on a small round base that appears to be white birch wood. Her sweet facial features include large brown eyes and blushed lips. The hood of her parka shows black center-parted hair. There is a pair of blue suede mittens attached to her left hand with a twisted thread.
Her original tag is attached; front side reads, “Eskimo (Inuit * Yupik) The People of the North” with a border of sepia tone graphics depicting her people. Back side of tag reads, “Each member of this valuable collection is dressed to portray Eskimo people of Alaska’s far north. This handcrafted product is a gift you should treasure as you remember your visit to Alaska.” And, “J & H Sales of Alaska, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska” the number “272” and “Made in Canada”.
Measures 7-1/2 inches tall including tip of parka (without base); with base, overall measurement is 8 inches. This sweet doll is in near mint condition with no damage or flaws.
History from the Internet: The Inuit are a group of culturally similar indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada, the United States, and Russia. Inuit is a plural noun; the singular is Inuk. The Inuit languages are classified in the Eskimo-Aleut family. The Yupik are a group of indigenous or aboriginal peoples of western, southwestern, and south central Alaska and the Russian Far East. They are Eskimo and are related to the Inuit peoples.