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Sixty tremendous years of šúpolienky (cornhusk dolls)

Tomáš Mikolaj

Sixty tremendous years of šúpolienky (cornhusk dolls)Early cornhusk dolls were stuffed with textile waste. They were produced occasionally by women involved in making cornhusk objects that were needed on a daily basis in the traditional environment of southern Slovakia. In line with other objects produced at home from this or that material, it was also cornhusk miniatures serving as toys that reminded children of their parents’ unconditional love. In1957, this inspired ÚĽUV’s designer Kamila Rauchová to make her cornhusk doll, one of the oldest and most memorable art objects in ÚĽUV’s history.

 

Further articles in the magazine Craft, Art, Design 03/2017:

 

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