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Iroquois Corn Husk Dolls - Onoya'giyada' 1 2 3

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These unique vintage dolls were hand-made in 1969 by members of the Iroquois Nation from the Six Nations Grand River country. For centuries Iroquois children have played with dolls made from corn husks some dressed, some plain. Traditionally, play dolls were made without faces, thereby encouraging the child’s imagination. After the intrusion of the European their heads were sometimes made of dried apples with finger pinched molded features. The newcomers in turn adopted husk dolls and made them for their children. They are made from primarily natural materials: corn husk, beads, flannel, yarn, wood, leather and animal hair. Some have a birch bark rattle or staff and are set on painted wood base. These vintage dolls are clean and dust free and were stored for the past number of years in a sealed box, away from sunlight in a stable, neutral temperature, dry, and smoke-free environment. Each has their own original IROQRAFTS description identity tag.


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1. An Iroqraft Six Nations Grand River country,vintage Onoya‘giyada‘ (corn husk doll) was made by crafters Owa'nyudanē, and Gōwenac‘jé, in 1969. The corn husk figurine represents "Seneca Broken nose Mask” one of the host of supernaturals dedicated to the healing of certain of mankind's ills and to its protection from violent winds.
The reclining doll is dressed as a dancer for False Face Society and is wearing a carved red ‘Seneca Broken Nose’ open grinning mouthed mask, with plaited beige hair and red scarf, his staff lies beside him. His rattle is held in his left hand behind his back and his ankles are crossed. He is wearing a beige leather tunic with beige leather moccasins decorated with white, blue and black beads. Yarn is wrapped around his waist, shoulders and around his legs as decoration. The doll reclines on a wooden base.
The size of the figurine with the base is approx. 7” long, by 3 1/2“ wide by 4” 1/4” high. It still has its original hanging tag and is marked on the bottom of the wooden base.

Ref.RPH 1(193)/SL/ e.anad>DOL     PRICE CODE B


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2. An Iroqraft Six Nations Grand River country,vintage Onoya‘giyada‘ (corn husk doll) was made by crafter Ga‘hawe, a Mohawk woman of the Turtle clan, in 1969. It is a standing “Carrying doll” . For centuries the Iroquois Child has played with dolls made from corn husks some dressed, as is this, in a dark brown fringed tunic leggings and moccasins, the former beaded with yellow beads and the moccasins with white beads. Traditionally, play dolls were made without faces, thereby encouraging the child’s imagination. The doll stands on a wooden base.
The size of the figurine with the base is approx. 3 1/8” long, by 3 1/8”wide, by 8 3/4” high. It still has its original hanging tag and is marked on the bottom of the wooden base.

Ref.RPH 2 (193)/VN/ e.anad>DVL    PRICE CODE B


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3. An Iroqraft Six Nations Grand River country, vintage Onoya‘giyada‘ (corn husk doll) was made by crafters Owa'nyudanē, and Sagō‘w’s and represents “Drooping Mouth” one of the host of supernaturals dedicated to the healing of certain of mankind's ills and to its protection from violent winds.
The semi-prone doll is dressed as a dancer for False Face Society and is wearing a red carved ‘Broken Nose' open mouthed mask with beige hair and red scarf, his staff lies beside him and he holds a rattle in his left hand. He is wearing a beige leather tunic with dark brown leather moccasins decorated with yellow and green beads. Yarn is wrapped around his waist, shoulders and around his knees as decoration. The doll reclines on a wooden base.
The size of the figurine with the base is approx. 10” long, by 4 ¼” wide by 4”1/8” high. It still has its original hanging tag and is marked on the bottom of the wooden base.

Ref.RPH 3 (193)/SL/ e.anad>DOL      PRICE CODE B

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