dyta93 (dyta93) wrote in southernwitch,
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"hoodoo" dolls

I have been being drawn to make some dolls of different types ranging from rag
dolls to corn husk dolls. While most of these I was taught the techniques from
my grandma, the one that is the newest to me are the ones that use sticks for
arms and body with dried corn silk stuffing. I believe that these are more
commonly found down in the New Orleans area.

Are the sticks from a particular type of wood/tree? Are there any gathering
recommendations for those sticks? Also, is it common to use other stuffing
materials/ingredients with the cornsilk?

Looking more to compare notes with especially as this particular style is still new to me.
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