Corn husk Doll – Eastern Woodland Peaked Cap and Yoke
Corn husk Doll – Eastern Woodland Wabanaki style Peaked Cap and Yoke. The doll is on a wooden pedestal, from Canada. The beaded peaked cap and Yoke hand made by Andrea Tamburro.
“For centuries the Iroquois child has played with dolls, made from corn husks, some dressed, some plain. Traditionally, play dolls are made without faces, there by encouraging the child’s imagination”. Also, in Abenaki tradition some say there is no face so the doll won’t become alive or wake up! The doll stands on a 4″ diameter wooden stand, it is 8.5″ high and 2.5″ at the shoulders. Check out all of the pictures. We also have posted in books, stories of the adventures of a no-face doll: “The Secret of No Face”, reprinted by Indian Scholarship Fund.