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NATIVE SPIRITS

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I grew up in New Mexico which gave me a love of the American Indian culture and art.  I am so drawn to the ruins and the relics of the Ancient Ones.  I imagine what it must have been like to live in those days, and can picture little Indian girls playing with dolls made of corn husks, bits of leather, and sticks.  These Spirit Dolls are inspired by the old style Kachinas and other Southwest Indian designs.

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Most of my Native Spirits do not represent a particular Kachina, but I made these to resemble the Corn Maiden Kachina.   Real Kachinas are carved from cottonwood roots.

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2013 THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE

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2013 THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE

According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2013 is the Year of the Snake. People born in 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013 are cunning, intelligent and wise. They are intuitive and refined, good at business, and mediation.
My snakes are all hand made and are intended to be non-threatening. The round eyes indicate that they are not poisonous. Like all my other creatures, they are made with re-purposed decorator fabric, and are all one of a kind.

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