Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Happy August and Corn Husk Dolls

Corn Husk Doll Weaver/ Spinner and Corn Husk Doll Harvest Mother Guardian.
I was told as a child the Harvest Mother Guardian looked over and blessed the first Wheat and Corn Harvest. She would roam the fields keeping watch at night.  You see she has a little candle in her lantern. These two are from my collection.
A wonderful photo from the 1950's of a Corn Husk Doll Maker creating her magical doll!
Finishing touches.
Two master works from maker Roslie Piess.
A book I'd like to read.
Oil painting by artist Ruth Blosser.
Happy August!


Jeanne said...

My Mom used to make cornhusk dolls. She would make them for her friends and she would tailor make them to suit each friend's image. I'll have to save some cornhusks to see if I remember how to make them....
A wonder post! Thank you for sharing with us, :0)

magikalseasons said...

How wonderful Jeanne that your Mom made them for her friends! I just learned my Mom made them with her students one upon a time. She has a book somewhere that teaches how to make them. I'll have to look for that.:)

Knock Knock Street said...

Sweet little corn husk dolls. Love the horses with the dolls sitting on them! Beautiful art work!

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy August ;o) My mom has a set of these dolls! I think they were made in the 1970's. I love them! I love yours too! Beautiful art! Take Care ;o)

Guillaume said...

Oh I love those! So beautiful, so simple, kind of scary too.