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Faye Quandelacy carved this corn maiden from catlinite. She has a beautiful sky blue turquoise face with engraved and blackened eyes and mouth, and a turquoise dot at her neck. There are detailed engravings on her dress, and a shawl with stars engraved all the way around, and geometric patterns around the bottom of the shawl.
"FQ" is carved into the bottom. More about corn maidens below.
Size: 2.25" H x 1.5" L x 1" W
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.