Here are some of the Ladakhi inspired Spirit Sister dolls that have birthed this year - the dolls above and below were 2 of the first I ever made. The one above in the black box came to assist a dear brother who was guiding his father as he crossed the threshold after a long journey with cancer. The doll below came to assist a young maiden with her menarche. They came within days of each other and I see now they are Blood Mysteries dolls - part of the same circle of life, death and rebirth. I wonder if the Ladakhi have a tradition of dolls as healing vessels?