Corn husk Doll – Wabanaki Peaked Cap and sterling Platter Brooch


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Corn husk Doll – Eastern Woodland beaded peaked cap, platter brooch, beaded leggings. The doll is on a wooden pedestal, from Canada. The beaded peaked cap and leggings hand made by Andrea Tamburro. The sterling silver miniature platter brooch was made by Paul-René.

“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 3″ diameter wooden stand, it is 8.5″ high and 3″ 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.


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