Listen to Matinen (Rich) Katshinak describe how dolls were made
Peter Armitage, curator/facilitator (St. John's, NL), Nympha Byrne, researcher (Natuashish, Labrador) and Gillian Davidge, education consultant (The Rooms, St. John’s, NL)
© 2008, The Rooms. All Rights Reserved.
The women made them. And their children played with them. This is before we had the other dolls. They made these dolls and made moccasins for them too...They used to put old rags in it and cut it up. They didn´t make them very good because it was only for their children to play with. It´s only recently that they put tea in it...They stuffed them with tea. People used to make very small dolls and they stuffed them with tea before they left for the country. And while in the country, they would use the tea when they ran out. They would take the tea out of the tea dolls.