Cornhusk Dolls

by Kanatiiosh

The following thumbnail images are examples of some of my miniature Cornhusk Dolls. I make male and female dolls that reflect the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) traditional clothing and symbols.  

Below you will find two mothers (Ista) with their her babies.  The Mother is wearing a traditional style leather dress, with a shawl that has her clan symbol on the front. The dress is beaded with a celestial sky representing Sky World.

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Corn Husk Doll with Baby

She has a Deer symbol indicating she is of the Deer clan.  The Haudenosaunee are matrilineal, which means the clan will pass to her children.



Materials:  Corn husk, leather, glass beads, thread, yarn.  Bases vary from rocks, cedar, driftwood, or artist's fungus (a type of mushroom).  Bases depend on what I have or what suits the type of doll. Clothing can also be cloth to reflect after European trade.


I also Make: 
  •  Flute players
  • Man with Kastoweh (feathered hat)
  • Dancers
  • Drummers
  • and more.....

Many of the items are for sale (prices range from $35.00 to $75.00).  If you interested in purchasing an item, or having one created specially for you, please write to me at:   

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