doll ornaments

Mixed Media Katsina Ornies

Katsina Ornies

Finally found some time to work on new work. I’ve been working out in my head the design and construction for these ornies.


Warrior Indian Doll Ornaments

Indian warrior ornments measure about 5″ in height. Imitation brain tan leather has been painted and handsewn to create one-of-a-kind ornaments. Hair is out of horse hair and wrapped with leather wraps. 

For sale in my Etsy store.

Native Ornaments

These two Native American Indian Doll Ornaments have some beading on the front.  I originally designed and created these dolls a few years back and really loved the way they came out. The outfits are of imitation brain tan leather and they have been painted, as well as beaded. The male warrior has hair out of horsehair and a leather wrap on his head. The Indian maiden has hair out of fibers. I will alternate her hair with horsehair, mohair, of fibers. Just depends which material is on hand at the time.

Most of my Indian dolls have no faces because I would like the viewer to create their own story and connect with the dolls on a more personal level.  I’ve had many people who have purchased my dolls tell me that they chose a particular doll because it spoke to them on some spiritual level.

People always ask what tribe do they represent? These dolls don’t represent any particular tribe, they represent all Native Americans.