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Native American Doll

Native American Doll

Meg, true to her southwest heritage, requested an Indian Maiden cloth doll. Since I knew Meg liked the Indian ritual blessing of smudging with sweet grass and sage, I wanted to incorporate that into her doll.

I used a feather, and a shell holding sweet grass as authentic ritual elements. With internet research as guidance, I was able to design a costume (in the bottom left picture, you can see the references spread out on the work table) –I had to learn beading in order to complete the dress; I used Tibetan Lambs wool for hair.

Below are pictures of the doll in progress, finished, and Meg showing off her Indian Maiden. She named her “Little Red Wing.”

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Article by Lynne Lillie
Lil’s Pad Creative

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