Last week I found these these amazing, handmade Haudenosaunee corn husk dolls. I have always had an interest in dolls, especially ones made by hand, with sort of found or readily available materials. I have made several sculptures that are basically dolls.
I considered the corn husk dolls to be a rare find. So imagine my surprise when, a few days later, I found this Inuit packing doll. She is wearing a Mother Hubbard and has the traditional women’s facial tattoos. I’m guessing that both sets of dolls are contemporary. And while their loss is my gain, I am always bewildered by the things people donate to thrift shops.