Sunday, November 30, 2008

Corn husk dolls

These dolls are made by wrapping dried corn husks to form their shapes. Depending on the artist, the dolls are made of natural color husks or combinations of natural and vegetable-dyed husks. Some have painted faces, such as these. These dolls are not very expensive, and are favorite souvenirs among Belgrade visitors.

12 comments:

Dan said...

This must be a universal way to make dolls! My daughters made these when they were girls in Colorado. I think they are commonly made as crafts across the west.

Virginia said...

Look like our Native American dolls. we are all so much alike!
V

MuseSwings said...

I had several cornhusk dolls back in the 80's. Nice to see they are still around!

Tash said...

I esp. like the ones with cornsilk hair! The painting in the background is really nice too.

humanobserver said...

I guess it must be a painful job to create these lovely dolls.....

Hilda said...

Oh hey, we have corn husk dolls here in the Philippines too!

Like Tash, I also noticed the painting — makes for a great backdrop for the peasant dolls.

Mim said...

Isn't corn an amazing food - both for the body and the mind.

soulbrush said...

never seen these before, now that's intersting, and such an easy light present to take home too.

kouji said...

cool. :) mmmm... corn... yummy... :)

babooshka said...

What a keepsake should be, personal and associated with something, like an area.

Becky said...

I've seen many of these gracing friends' mantels, bookshelves, china cabinets, etc. Never knew they were popular/made in Belgrade. They're great for Thanksgiving scenes over here. :)

Egy Azziera said...

In our pursuit of understanding American culture and history, we made corn husk dolls. I learned to make corn husk dolls from my aunts. These dolls are sooo.. cute. :)