Maker Unknown

by wiggs66

 Stoney love medicine amulet

Stoney beaded dollStoney beaded doll 2

Unseasonable weather in the Rockies (three days of snow and below-freezing temperatures) has meant we’ve had to wrap up our tent and hole up somewhere warmer. Spent the afternoon in the Whyte Museum in Banff, where they had some beautiful Nakoda (Stoney) beadwork on display: deerskin dresses, amulets and sage-stuffed dolls. Anonymous artists, but so much character in the work…Maybe I’d have liked dolls more as a child if they’d been this beautiful and came stuffed with good herbs…