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Native American art and Corn Husk Dolls
By Catherine Nagy Mowry of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma.
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- Catherine’s paintings are about the strength and guidance of native women.
- Traditionally a matriarchal society, Women have always held high positions in the Miami tribe of Indians. It is women that kept the heart of the people strong throughout history despite the efforts of assimilation.
- These paintings have an element of ancestral guidance, reflecting traditional ways in which to live. High quality mixed media including, blending pencils, pastels, gauche, inks and acrylics supplies are used to create a durable and lasting piece of art, which will be a valuable heirloom for your family.
- As an award-winning artist Catherine’s paintings are highly collectable and will maintain their value over time and further enhancing your investment value.
- Using natural, authentic materials such as corn husks and gourds these traditional dolls will enhance any Native American Art collection.
- The bodies on these dolls are formed so the legs can move to sit or stand The doll is then dressed in traditional regalia. These features further enhance the value of the doll as collectable artwork.
- Corn Husk dolls were in everyday life among the Miami people. Grandmothers taught their grandchildren the beauty and grace in the skills of beading, making cloths, adornment, moccasins, adding personal touches and clan identification. The dolls were a large part of their education. It is in this way that girls learned to become a strong and vital part of her community.
Catherine has won several awards at prestigious shows such as The Eiteljorg Indian Market, The Cahokia Mounds Indian Art Show, and The Indigenous Peoples Art Show. Her work has been exhibited and collected throughout the nation.
Orders may be taken for special tribal dress. Please contact the artist if you wish to personalize the doll.
You can find her commissioned work at the Little Turtle Waterway in Logansport, Indiana where there are four granite medallions depicting Miami way of life, culture and spirituality embedded in the archway into the park.