Storyteller Mother Doll

$150.00

Shipping to United States: $5.00

A creation from Oglala Sioux Enrolled Tribal Member, Diane Tells His Name. Diane has dolls in exhibits, museums and galleries. Among other credits, Diane has been selected to be a judge at the juried art show at the Annual Indian Fair at the Museum of Man, Balboa Park in past years; has dolls in the Autry Collection (Los Angeles), the May Collection (San Diego) and is has a doll recently accessioned into the National Mus. of American Indian (Smithsonian) .

This doll is the fabled Storyteller of the family. Her white cloth dress is lightly embossed with white flowers. She has beads on her sleeves and mox. 11" tall with approx 7" armspan; horse tail for hair. Turquoise colored beads for her earrings and necklace.
Lovely! Includes two babies.
(This doll has also been given as a remembrance for a Lost Child).

Signed by me on her upper left thigh and comes with a Card of Authenticity. Stand not included.

Please allow at least a week for her creation, thank you.

Because these dolls are made to order, accurate description is provided and questions throughly answered before your order is placed, there are no refunds.

Due to availability of certain materials, fabric and bead color, I attempt to make the doll you purchase exactly or as close as the photos in the listing. If anything, I upgrade the fabric, beads etc. If there are major changes I will contact you directly. I will use my artistic discretion and hope your will trust the doll will be as quality as the photo or better.

Shipping & Policies

Payment Methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Payments

PayPal accepted, as well as checks or money orders.

Shipping from United States

Doll shipped in large, padded envelope at cost of approx. $4.00 stateside, $10.00 worldwide and Canada.

Refunds

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

Because these dolls are made to order, accurate description is provided and questions throughly answered before your order is placed, there are no refunds.

Due to availability of certain materials, fabric and bead color, I attempt to make the doll you purchase exactly or as close as the photos in the listing. If anything, I upgrade the fabric, beads etc. If there are major changes I will contact you directly. I will use my artistic discretion and hope your will trust the doll will be as quality as the photo or better.

Thank you for your understanding.

Additional

Wholesale is available for gift shops, museum shops etc.
Please contact me for quantity pricing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Care instructions

Dolls will last for many years with care. Yearly or so use a soft makeup brush to dust doll off. Any stray horse tail hair can be easily tucked back into place using needle nose pliers . Spots and dirt can be removed using mild dishsoap and water , dapping spot with light pressure and swirling motion using small ,soft paint brush. The lighter suede can be cleaned with white baby powder using a small brush also.
If your doll includes a feather and it deteriorates , I will replace it anytime. Just email me!

Are you enrolled with a federally recognized tribe?

Yes, I am an enrolled Oglala Lakota Sioux. My enrollment number is confidential . I include a card of authenticity with each item purchased and am listed with the US Governments Indian Arts and Craft Board.

Will my doll look exactly like the sample photo

Due to availability of certain materials, fabric and bead color, I attempt to make the doll you purchase exactly or as close as the photos in the listing. If anything, I upgrade the fabric, beads etc. If there are major changes I will contact you directly. I will use my artistic discretion and hope your will trust the doll will be as quality as the photo or better. Thank you, Diane

Custom and personalized orders

I only make dolls shown for sale in my shop. I can adjust fabric or bead color but I do not do custom orders any longer.
Please ask about memorial dolls where I use fabric from clothing of a loved one.
I can also use your horse tail from your horse for the dolls hair.

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