Thursday, September 11, 2008

African Wrap Dolls

These are a couple of my African Wrap dolls I made. They are really fun to do and allows the creativity to flow. The story of these dolls goes way back to slavery times. Pieces of wire or wood were wrapped with bits of wool or cloth to make dolls for the children.Each doll wears a small mirror. African folklore tells this story.....If evil sees itself in a mirror it will run away.... so the mirror is like a protector or a good luck piece.
I apologize for my poor photography and the shadows in the picture!!!


crooked heart art~tabby said...

hi miss maggie
ahhh these are wonderful little beauties:)
you do such great work
off to do some more gardening
enjoy your day

Phyl said...

...these dolls are so wonderful with their cheerful bright colors;and what kind of bodies are underneath?Love the metal mask, the spear, details!You are SO creative, sweetie!

Deb Neerman said...

What wonderful dolls!!!

Such detail ... and soooo colorful!!

meggie said...

I have made dolls of all sorts over the years. Knitted, cloth, porcelain. I still love all dolls.
Thanks for the info about mirrors too! I have often wondered about African atefacts using mirrors.

KV said...

These are wonderful, lovely creatures, Maggie!

Kathy V in NM

3rdEyeMuse said...

wow! those dolls are incredible! I love the little metal mask on the one in the background & such brilliant colorful costumes! lovely work.

group said...

Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank u