A roundup of the blogs and websites of doll artists, designers, manufacturers and collectors.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Native American Traditional Dolls
From the Smithsonian Museum comes the Smithonian in the Classroom series of educational posters. I've just found one about Native American Dolls which features profiles of several doll artists making traditional dolls from their tribal nations. Perhaps skipping the classroom exercises, the profiles are definitely worth reading start to finish.
Here's more about one of the featured artists, Clara Begay, whose doll is pictured.
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In a career spanning more than thirty-five years I have been a costume, scenic and lighting designer and worked in every kind of theater from community to educational to “broadway” style, both in Australia and the US. I was a freelance Production Designer of independent films before repurposing my life as a homeschooling mother and textile artist. Now I craft and write - "Crafting for a Greener World" column for Natural Life Magazine, screenplays and musings about creativity, alternative education and mindful parenting.