MyPeopleDolls

hand carved American Indian no face dolls

203 Sales

MyPeopleDolls

hand carved American Indian no face dolls

203 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Linda

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Announcement   No Face Dolls are not idols, kachinas or toys; they are teachers recording the history of a culture, it's morals and traditions. INTEREST FREE PAYMENT PLAN/LAYAWAY AVAILABLE - see shop policies for details or contact me. Due to work load, custom orders are no longer accepted.
Tradition of the culture is kept through oral teaching. No face indicates an overall message of vanity - what is in the heart is more important than what is seen on the surface. Individually, each doll has another lesson. Each doll is signed and numbered on the bottom and comes with a certificate.

Many nations of the First People have used faceless dolls for thousands of years. Some of the better known are the leather and bead dolls of the Sioux, the cloth dolls of the Navajo and the corn husk dolls of the Iroquois.

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

Receive 10% off all purchases AFTER your initial purchase at full price.
PAYMENT PLAN - contact me for lay away on purchases over $100
A portion of proceeds donated to MoccasinChildren.org

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

No Face Dolls are not idols, kachinas or toys; they are teachers recording the history of a culture, it's morals and traditions. INTEREST FREE PAYMENT PLAN/LAYAWAY AVAILABLE - see shop policies for details or contact me. Due to work load, custom orders are no longer accepted.
Tradition of the culture is kept through oral teaching. No face indicates an overall message of vanity - what is in the heart is more important than what is seen on the surface. Individually, each doll has another lesson. Each doll is signed and numbered on the bottom and comes with a certificate.

Many nations of the First People have used faceless dolls for thousands of years. Some of the better known are the leather and bead dolls of the Sioux, the cloth dolls of the Navajo and the corn husk dolls of the Iroquois.

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

Receive 10% off all purchases AFTER your initial purchase at full price.
PAYMENT PLAN - contact me for lay away on purchases over $100
A portion of proceeds donated to MoccasinChildren.org

Linda

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Linda

About

My People Nation

As a child, much time was spent with my Iroquois grandmother who told of the corn husk dolls with no faces. "My People" dolls came out of the Imagination Room of my mind in 2007 born of a desire to create historical record of a culture without written history. The My People nation expanded into 6 tribes, is being collected internationally by doll collectors and those interested in Native culture/history.

My husband is domestic. My cat retreats to the roof. When I need to get away, I ride my motorcycle. Love my studio, peace and quiet. Hate shopping, interruptions and talking on the phone. I am on a mission to erect a bridge between cultures.

The Iroquois are well known for their no face dolls of corn husks. But, as an artist, I was interested in creating something unique. I am so proud of "My People".

No Face: What is in your heart is more important than how you look.
Interview with artist: http://www.kfor.com/2012/07/09/great-state-faceless-dolls/

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.

If you see an item in my shop that has been tagged "100% Donation", this money will go to www.MoccasinChildren.org A percentage of every sale is sent to this organization. A-Ho!

NOTE: This is a one man studio; I have no helpers or assistants. I do the carving and painting. Each item listed is a one of a kind created from beginning to end by me. LOVE my work!

CUSTOM ORDERS Due to the volume of work and the extensive time required to created each doll, I no longer accept custom orders.

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  • Linda RainsOn Rous

    Owner, Designer, Curator, Doll Maker

    After 45 years on the road doing national art fairs with traditional oil paintings, I have "retired" to create My People in an attempt to bridge a gap between cultures through storytelling of history, morals and tradition.

  • Sammie

    VP

    Sam joins me in the studio on rainy days and winter weather

  • Digger

    Storyteller

    In charge of research and archives.

  • Socs

    Security

    Runs off all intruders and interruptions.

  • Sheba

    Clock Watcher

    Reminds us of breaks, snacks and walks.

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Last updated on Apr 12, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Not a toy. Always keep dolls in a safe place.

Custom and personalized orders

Cannot accept custom orders at this time.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Happy to gift wrap and send direct to recipient FREE of charge

Wholesale availability

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Sizing details

Size is determined by the wood in my studio