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This willowy Corn Maiden was carved from turquoise by Carl Etsate. She has inlaid jet eyes and mouth, and red coral and jet dots inlaid on her body. We especially love her long carved hair down her back. More about Corn Maidens below.
Size: 2" H x .365" 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.