Various sized Seminole dolls in the process of being made by Mary Billie - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Various sized Seminole dolls in the process of being made by Mary Billie - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/120231
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Title

  • Various sized Seminole dolls in the process of being made by Mary Billie - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Image Number

  • FS80292A

Year

  • 1980

Date Note

  • Photographed on July 15, 1980.

Series Title

General Note

  • Mary B. Billie has been a dollmaker since she was 17. She learned the skill by watching her mother, who had learned it from Mary's grandmother.
  • Accompanying note: "'She just goes ahead and cuts like some [palmetto fibers] for the four inch, and some for the six inch, and you know, the body. It's always been like that, different sizes.' From one palmetto, Mary Billie sometimes gets enough fiber for four or five dolls."

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Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

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Geographic Term


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