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This gracefully curved cedar Corn Maiden was made by Carl Etsate. It has inlaid jet and turquoise eyes, a turquoise mouth, and jet and turquoise dots on her body. As with all of Carl's Corn Maidens, this one is well detailed.
Size: 2.75" H x 1" L x .5" 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.