This doll is a handmade artist doll from the 1970's, by doll manufacturer Hedler in Arnstadt, East Germany (former DDR). Many Hedler dolls were inspired by the dolls of the miniature town 'Mon Plaisir' of Princess Auguste Dorothea of Schwarzburg-Arnstadt (1666–1751).
An indian holding a plastic rifle. He probably depicts Winnetou; the apache indian playing part in the novels written by the german writer Karl May. He has a cloth over wire frame body with a stockinette face. His eyes are tiny black beads, eyebrows and eyelashes are painted on, his mouth is stitched on. He has cut-out leather hands. Suede leather fringes. Stand not included.