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Illinois Corn Husk Doll Handcrafted in Illinois (Close Up)

Illinois Corn Husk Doll Handcrafted in Illinois (Close Up)

Cornhusk figure of lady in Illinois. Illinois is part of the corn belt and is a leading producer of corn. The woman is handcrafted from light and dark corn husks that have been soaked in warm water. They are then formed into the figure's body, arms, and head. The faceless woman is wearing a cotton print skirt, with matching sleeves. A plastic water bottle is used to form her base to support her standing position. She has a cornhusk hat and collar, both secured with straight pins. This figure stands 11 inches (28 cm) tall.

For the story, visit The The Corn Husk Doll Legend

Galleries: Female, Hat, North America
Keywords: All_Illinois_cornhusk, Illinois, collar, corn, corn belt, corn husk, cotton print, faceless, hand made, handcrafted, handmade, handmade, hat, husk, mid-west, pins, plastic bottle
Photo Location: FCIT Photo Studio, Tampa, FL
Photographer: Dr. Ann E. Barron
Date of Photo: 05/30/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.05
F Number: 1.8
Original Dimensions: 3744×5616
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 23234