Making Corn Dollies

Jacqueline Jackson>ISM Interviews A-L>ISM Interviews A-L, Segment 28

Making Corn Dollies,

duration 01:29
When it was dry you would make a corn dolly - big squares of thick cotton material sectioned into one hundred boxes. One kernel of corn would go in each box, then you roll it up and wet it and store it for a few days to let it germinate. The first time they did this their first row was all germinated, the next row all but one, and so on. They went to Andy Wright at the U of W and he told them their dolly was too big and wouldn't let the kernels breath. So they made smaller ones and it worked fine.