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Totomoxtle Dolls © Suzanne Barbezat

The dried leaves or husk of an ear of corn, is referred to in Mexico as totomoxtle. This material has several different uses: tamales are prepared by wrapping the dough in these leaves, and it is also used in Mexican handicrafts, particularly to make corn husk dolls (as pictured) and flowers.

Pronunciation: toh-toh-mux-tlay
Also Known As: corn husk
Alternate Spellings: totomochtle
Common Misspellings: totomostle
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