Green Corn Maiden
Green Corn Maiden
Green Corn Maiden
Green Corn Maiden
Green Corn Maiden
Green Corn Maiden

Green Corn Maiden

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This lovely green turquoise corn maiden was carved by Carl Etsate.  He inlaid jet and turquoise eyes, a jet mouth, and dots of catlinite and jet on the front.  She wears a tablita on head, and her body has beautiful etchings on the front.  Her hair goes all the way down her back.

Size: 2.5" H x .75" 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.