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The ancient Tainos developed a highly advanced weaving technique which evidently utilized only the use of one or two knitting needles to create extraordinary fabrics that impressed even the early European chroniclers who had the opportunity to inspect their fabrics. Please click on this LINK to download a remarkably well-researched study of the best preserved cotton-fabric object to have survived the 500 years-plus that have elapsed since its creation. The study was carried out by a team of textile experts with years of experience in the field of cotton fabric creation.

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Comment by Anita Pagan on July 13, 2018 at 11:22am

I also worked in polymer clay and made this doll just this year.... she's a Moondancer- with pipe and everything! This was fun to make :) 

Comment by Anita Pagan on July 12, 2018 at 11:17am

Wow!  What an amazing article!  Our Ancestors did doll-making!  Like actually making dolls with armature and everything!  Holy cajoles! I'm floored! Thanks again for sharing. I'll be re-reading this...

As for my own work... I make and decorate much of my tools and they are pretty beat up :) I made my warm stuffs for Moondance including hand warmers, bags, hats...I even made my own ankle rattles and made them double duty so they are leg warmers, too.

The rest I tend to give away. Especially the dolls... Here is Tommy. He's a tatooing, traveling turle. Here are some pics of his last trip to Borinken :) 

Comment by Miguel Sague Jr on July 12, 2018 at 1:16am

Thank you for your comment my sister. I would love t see some of your handiwork.

Comment by Anita Pagan on July 11, 2018 at 11:25am

This is one of my favorite Ancient figures.

I crochet and have made a couple of crochet dolls. I've also crocheted around objects, which is probably how you would croche around a skull. I don't knit, but I know there is a knitting tool that is circular.... Wow! It blows my mind that our Ancestors knitted! 

I look forward to reading this article. Thanks for sharing. 


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