Scrapbook Two Hundred Thirty One…

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November, 2019

 

Yazzi Yarnell Dolls

I need some help with this one. Not much is known about these dolls. Supposedly, they were made by a Hopi Indian named Yazzi Yarnell who was born about 1900. But Yazzi is more of a Navaho name than Hopi, so I don’t know. 

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The antelope figure in the center is 43” tall, a monumental size for a doll. He has real horns. Many of the accouterments on the dolls are genuine historical artifacts that predate the doll. The antique white beaded buffalo on the breast of the figure at far left, is one, and the beaded bald eagle on the second doll, is another. 

I acquired the dolls from a lady who got them at a shop on Canyon Road in Santa Fe about 30 years ago. She was told that Yazzi made 28 such figures for himself, and only after he became elderly, did he decide to sell them. I now have 14 of the 28. 

If any treasure hunter should come across any of the remaining 14 dolls while cruising the internet, I hope that person will contact me. The style of manufacture should recognize them as Yazzi dolls. f

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scrapbook Two Hundred Nine…

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October, 2019

 

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Chaos                                                                                                             photo by Cynthia Meachum

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Embroidery                                                                                                    photo by Cynthia Meachum

I love these two objects.

They found their way into my collection via a friend of many years past.  Are they soul fairies bred in chaos, demoted angels, nascent beings – what? Their exaggerated personalities are somehow persuasive to me. Why is that?

Both are wrought with a penchant for trickery. Maybe it’s because their armatures are made of spring wire. When I push one away, it comes leaning back at a nervous angle, as if were ordained to taunt me – or protect me. 

Look at their faces, each has an eerie diabolical grin as if is possessed by some unknown seminal moment. Their clothing is made of spangly materials, luscious forested vegetation, and woven woolen fabrics from around the world. Ancient beads adorn their necks while silent fetishes secret themselves beneath the understated colors.

Everything on their bodies is sewed in or tied down. Nothing can be removed, not even an ancient Afghani turquoise necklace that rests amid a cluster of old beads and precious amulets.

Doll 1

Chaos Full Frontal                                                                                        photo by Lou Bruno

Doll 2

Chaos Full Back                                                                                                   photo by Lou Bruno

Doll 3

Chaos Front Bottom                                                                                                photo by Lou Bruno

Doll 4

Chaos Front Top                                                                                                    photo by Lou Bruno

Doll 5

Chaos Back Top                                                                                                     photo by Lou Bruno

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Embroidery Full Frontal

Have they been thrown out and are now suffering amidst the wreckage of failed marriages? I don’t know, but never mind, I like them as they are. I can relate somehow, especially now that I am past middle age and unwilling to postpone or subjugate any part of my life. Maybe they have the power to protect me and that’s why I keep them close. I hope so. f

 

 

 

New Homes for Lucca’s Dolls…

Did you get a Lucca Comfort Doll?

Here we will post pics of Lucca’s Dolls in their new home.
Pose him/her in a cool setting, send us a photo and tell us a little about your doll..

HERE'S NONI She smells like Pumpkin Spice....since getting her in the mail I've had to buy a pumpkin pie at Walmart! LOL I think she might be looking for the treasure!" IronWill

HERES NONI
She smells like Pumpkin Spice….since getting her in the mail I’ve had to buy a pumpkin pie at Walmart! LOL
I think she might be looking for the treasure!”
IronWill

My doll from Lucca... She is the sweetest thing ever her name is Holly: You can see from the card that came with her she really wanted a pair of ballet shoes... I could not bring myself to draw on her so I crocheted her a pair instead! I think she likes them what do you think? Spallies

HERE’S HOLLY
She is the sweetest thing ever. You can see from the card that came with her she really wanted a pair of ballet shoes… I could not bring myself to draw on her so I crocheted her a pair instead!
I think she likes them what do you think?
Spallies

This is Agatha. She moved in a couple days ago and immediately started reading all my reference material on the chest. We have plans to look together in the spring. dal-

This is Agatha. She moved in a couple days ago and immediately started reading all my reference material on the chest. We have plans to look together in the spring.
dal-

The thing about Agatha is that she doesn't have to sleep ski she can search all night and all day. She is relentless. She says she has some good ideas where we should look. dal-

The thing about Agatha is that she doesn’t have to sleep. She can search all night and all day. She is relentless. She says she has some good ideas where we should look.
dal-

The thing about Agatha is that she is very opinionated. She thinks Forrest looks silly in that hat and after she read on the blog all the places I've looked, she told me I am delusional. Agatha has an attitude. :-) dal-

Agatha is very opinionated. She thinks Forrest looks silly in that hat and after she read on the blog all the places I’ve looked, she told me I am delusional. Agatha has an attitude. 🙂
dal-

My name is Fallan. I smell like lavender. I like to run barefoot through puddles after it rains. She wouldn't let me play in the puddle,so I played in her lavender instead. Onuat.

My name is Fallan.
I smell like lavender. I like to run barefoot through puddles after it rains.
She wouldn’t let me play in the puddle,so I played in her lavender instead.
Onuat.

Lucca's doll came yest. I made some moccasins for him and sewed on the silver Milagro Forrest gave my mom during her final days of battling cancer. Jesse said it's name is "Bam-Bam". Jesse fell right to sleep snuggling Bam-Bam. I think my flash disturbed him, by the sour look on his face! Will you please post this pic on Lucca's page? Thank you for all you do! Respectfully, Donna and Jesse/Bam-Bam

Lucca’s doll came yest. I made some moccasins for him and sewed on the silver Milagro Forrest gave my mom during her final days of battling cancer.
Jesse said it’s name is “Bam-Bam”.
Jesse fell right to sleep snuggling Bam-Bam. I think my flash disturbed him, by the sour look on his face!
Will you please post this pic on Lucca’s page?
Thank you for all you do!
Respectfully,
Donna and Jesse/Bam-Bam

Hi! Our names are Peach (left), and Daffodil (right). We are wearing Peggy and Lucca ' s recycled clothes. Look at Peaches pretty rainbow braids and Daffodils treasure pocket! We were supposed to move to new homes, but we'll be staying here. Happy Holidays! :-) jdiggins

Hi! Our names are Peach (left), and Daffodil (right). We are wearing Peggy and Lucca ‘ s recycled clothes. Look at Peaches pretty rainbow braids and Daffodils treasure pocket! We were supposed to move to new homes, but we’ll be staying here. Happy Holidays!
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jdiggins

 

I received two dolls from Lucca and i love both of them. One is named Rose and the other Riley. I'm giving one to my grandchild that is a scheduled to arrive in February 2016. The other doll, Riley, was taken to Five Acres in Altadena, California to comfort a child in need. I will miss Riley, but i know she will help calm a child in need. Rose on the left and Riley on the right. Rose-

I received two dolls from Lucca and I love both of them. One is named Rose and the other Riley. I’m giving one to my grandchild that is a scheduled to arrive in February 2016. The other doll, Riley, was taken to Five Acres in Altadena, California to comfort a child in need. I will miss Riley, but i know she will help calm a child in need.
Rose on the left and Riley on the right.
Rose-

 

Varuna Kate S.-

Varuna
Kate S.-

If you’d like to get your own Lucca Comfort Doll check them out on Forrest’s website

http://www.oldsantafetradingco.com/store/comfort-dolls

 

Lucca’s Dolls…

 

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This just in. Forrest’s granddaughter Lucca is making dolls and selling them on Forrest’s web site. She wanted to make a special toy for her 2 year-old daughter, and everyone liked it so much Lucca decided to keep making them. She is a one person operation and Forrest has already purchased five. Check it out.

http://www.oldsantafetradingco.com/store/comfort-dolls

See the dolls in their new homes

https://dalneitzel.com/2015/12/03/more_luccas-dolls/

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