Handcrafted corn-shuck figure by Anne Freels of Clinton, Tennessee.
Anne's southern Appalachian heritage inspires so many of her creations, whether it's in the materials she uses, or in the message behind each piece.
She writes of her Heritage Women series: "Tending to daily tasks brings joy to this traditional mountain woman. She represents the resourcefulness of a self-sustaining lifestyle that was often found in the Appalachian mountains."
Dressed in bright purple, with an apron and bonnet of natural-colored corn shucks, this Heritage Woman carries her newborn babe in her arms.
Approximately 8 inches tall.
Artist statement included.