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Allison White carved this very simple corn maiden from deer antler. We love the simplicity of the carving. Her eyes and mouth and engraved, as is her long hair that flows all of the way to the bottom in the back. The corn kernals are also detailed. She feels good in the hand, and it wouldn't take much to drill the soft antler to wear it around the neck. More about corn maidens below.
Size: 2.5" H x .75" 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.