Simplest Corn Maiden
Simplest Corn Maiden
Simplest Corn Maiden
Simplest Corn Maiden
Simplest Corn Maiden

Simplest Corn Maiden

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Allison White carved this corn maiden from deer antler.  It is beautifully simple.  the face, hair, and corn kernels in the front are all etched.  We love the simplicity of this lovely maiden.

Size: 2.75" H x .5 Diameter

Corn maidens represent everything good about being a woman: strong, kind, compassionate, nurturing, and powerful.  There are many Indigenous stories about how corn was brought to the people at a time when there was hunger, and how a sacred, sometimes other worldly, female being brought them corn.  Corn maidens come with a card detailing the meaning, the carver, and the material they are carved from.

Traditionally, Zuni carvings are symbolically fed cornmeal.   Each Zuni fetish comes in a box with a descriptive card and a tiny bit of corn meal to tide them over until they reach you.