Ojibwa woman creates dolls from cattails

by Nick Vander Puy
Hayward, Wisconsin (NFIC/SBN)

Ramona Morrow from the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Reserve created "The Cattail Collection," which are handmade Native American dolls. Each doll is unique, signed, and numbered.

Doll #84 belongs to President Bush and sits in the White House. Collectors from Austria and Germany also value her work.

Ramona Morrow learned to bead during her youth during the summers at her grandmother's home on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation in northern Wisconsin. She learned to bead embroidery from her friend Darlene Morrow, who has since walked on.

Morrow also makes a wide variety of collectibles, pipe bags, cradleboards and bows with quivers. Her work can be seen at places like the Madeline Island Historical Museum in LaPointe, Wisconsin and other fine art stores in northern Wisconsin.

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