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My People are taking up residence around the world and becoming a unique, one of a kind collectible.

My People bring North American native peoples together as one nation with many hours of research for each doll. They are carved from wood with small knives - tradition says this is what gives each one their individual spirit.

The Iroquois are well known for their no face dolls of corn husks. But, as an artist, Linda was interested in creating something unique. She takes great pride in the creation of "My People".

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  • Female
  • Born on May 3
  • Joined November 19, 2011

Favorite materials

Wood, acrylic paint, leather, beads, sinew, shells, feathers, fur, varnish

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MyPeopleDolls
hand carved American Indian no face dolls

About

My People are taking up residence around the world and becoming a unique, one of a kind collectible.

My People bring North American native peoples together as one nation with many hours of research for each doll. They are carved from wood with small knives - tradition says this is what gives each one their individual spirit.

The Iroquois are well known for their no face dolls of corn husks. But, as an artist, Linda was interested in creating something unique. She takes great pride in the creation of "My People".

Receive 10% off all purchases AFTER first purchase at full price.
PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE - see shop policies for details.

Interview with artist: http://www.kfor.com/2012/07/09/great-state-faceless-dolls/
Dolls have been published in Art Doll Quarterly and various other publications

* From Linda: Grandparents were American Indian and I am proud of it. Because records were lost, I must state that these dolls are a non Native American craft.

I claim Onandaga of my mother's mother, one of the Iroquois Confederacy (who are well known for corn husk dolls without faces). I have developed my own style of making no face dolls following a similar process used to create the beautiful Kachinas I so admire. I aspire to use My People to document the rich, varied and spiritual cultures of The First Peoples to help teach and inform. Many hours are spent in the fascinating research of various nations to record colors, patterns and clothing correctly. Come into my world and meet the spirits (manitous) of nature, characters of folk tales and the people themselves. Each doll has two stories to tell. No Face: What is in your heart is more important than how you look.

*Due to work load, custom orders are no longer accepted. You can contact me to see what is soon to come from the studio.

Visit www.Moccasin Children.org and see how My People are helping Indian children of NW Oklahoma. A minimum of 15% of every sale goes to this organization; some listings will devote 100% of the sale - as marked.
Nya-weh (Thank You)

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