This ruggedly handsome Native American man with his strong ethnic features and brilliantly-colored felt costume is by famed British doll designer Norah Wellings, who produced her unique velvet and cloth character dolls from 1926 through 1969. This Indian man is one of the scarcer ethnic dolls by Wellings, and he still retains the felt feather adorning his black yarn braids and the wooden tomahawk or hatchet held in his right hand, accessories typically missing in this hard to find model. Despite his fearsome tomahawk, his beautifully painted brown eyes look rather kind, with the twinkle typical of Wellings' cloth creations. His felt costume retains its vivid orange and red colors, trimmed in dark brown and light green. Wellings' label is still sewn to the sole of his right foot and he is 12 inches tall, not including his proud feather. He is in wonderful condition considering his age and material. The brightly colored costume shows only some fading in the green trim and has two tiny holes, one on his upper right thigh and the other on the left back cuff. There is a rub on the tip of his prominent nose.
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