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Mystic Dragon's Lair

Corn Husk Doll (House of Blackwell)

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These beautiful corn husk dolls by House of Blackwell are the perfect addition to any altart space.

 

Corn husk dolls are traditional Native American toys created from the dried leaves ('husk') of a corn cob. There are a variety of legends regarding why corn husk dolls lack faces.

According to mythology, one of the Three Sisters, the Spirit of Corn, created a doll out of her husks to entertain youngsters. The doll, who had a lovely face, began to spend less time with children and more time thinking about her own beauty. The doll's face was removed as a result of her vanity.

Many times corn husk dolls are created for the Lammas Day (Anglo-Saxon hlaf-mas, 'loaf-mass'). This is the first harvest celebration of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, celebrated on August 1st.