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A doe is a female deer or goat. Prized for its soft comfort and warmth, doeskin is the rendered hide of the adult female deer worn for dress, stockings or moccasins. Dresses and jackets often include fringed decoration of doeskin, deerskin or buckskin and the hide could be sun-bleached to a creamy ivory.

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"Mandan girl gathering berries, ca 1908" by Edward Curtis is licensed under Public Domain.

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