Among ancient southwestern North American petroglyphs is found a jaunty, humpbacked little character called Kokopelli. He is depicted wearing his feathered headband, dancing and playing a flute. Kokopelli is the embodiment of the joy of music and dancing. It was said his music that brought spring back after the long winter, warming, delighting and cheering both humans and animals who heard it.
Kokopelli is the inspiration for my new line of Native American southwestern style 18 inch doll outfits, which I call "Kokopelli's Daughters." Along with the drum and rattle, the flute is among the most revered and loved of Native American musical instruments. Each Flute Dancer outfit, therefore, has a darling little decorated wooden flute, just the right size for your doll to play! When you dress your doll in this outfit, you may imagine that she takes on the role of a spirit daughter of Kokopelli, bringing the joy of music and dance come into your home.
The outfit includes EIGHT pieces: 1) a tiered, pull up skirt, 2) a headband made in matching fabric, 3) a hair clip bangle with beads and silver sun and feather charms, which can be worn anywhere on the hair or stuck into the hairband, as in the photo, 4) a soft, velveteen blouse with a Velcro closing in back, 5) a pair of beaded moccasins with tiny sun charms, 6) a bracelet with a silver Kokopelli charm, 7) a beaded necklace with 2 silver feather charms, and 8) a decorated flute. Unfortunately, the flute doesn't play, but, since you are a doll lover, no doubt, you have the imagination to create its music yourself. It is my hope you enjoy this outfit every time you put it on your doll and, as you do, you remember to create your own music and sing your own song.
This outfit will fit American Girl doll Kaya and similar 18 in. dolls. Doll not included.
Made in a smoke free home, except when I burn the toast.
About my store....
I have been making original, unique, handmade Native American doll clothes for several years now and I love doing it! Making these outfits is so fun! I love the vibrant colors, the moccasins, the fringe, the feathers, the headbands, the jewelry and the beading! I am not tribal. I do not attempt to claim my designs are authentic. I use materials and colors and symbols to reference Native American cultures, which I highly esteem. Having been raised in a small town in Wyoming, I grew up riding horses and had Native American friends. Part of the reason I do these clothes is to honor and remember them.
Because some consider my outfits to be collector's items, I include a certificate of authenticity. That said, my outfits are made to be played with. With gentle handling and care, it is my hope they provide many happy hours of playtime.
Best wishes and may Kokopelli come soon to dance outside your door!