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My People is a seven tribe nation of no face dolls that are the creation of Linda RainsOn Rous. They are a combination of Iroquois no face corn husk dolls and the Hopi Kachina.
No Face: What is in your heart is more important than how you look.
Published in Art Doll Quarterly
My People wooden dolls are taken from the history, tradition and folklore of all Native American tribes; "All My Relatives", to create a nation of it's own tribes: The Tree Ornament tribe, Cradle Doll Tribe, Worry Doll Tribe, Shortie Tribe, Skinny Tribe, Maiden-Spirit-Warrior Tribe and the Princess-Chief Tribe. You will also find the "Lost" tribe that will exhibit various deviations from the aforementioned seven tribes. It is a bit of a "catch-all" that welcomes everyone who is different.
Then, of course, there are the Grandmothers who have all the power behind the scenes. These women of honor have the power to elect or dispose chiefs and hold the power over the sentence of life or death. They are a little girl's best friend.
Welcome to my studio. Come on in, sit down and I'll put on the tea kettle. You can watch slide shows of My People or view the Life of A Mad Artist album; just click titles at the top of the page. I am self taught and have been a professional artist since the age of 17. Semi - retired from traveling as a gypsy artist and from classic oil painting, I spend my "retirement" creating my hand carved, Native American Indian dolls in my home studio. See something you like? Use my contact page and I'll call you personally.