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This Keeper of the Corn was carved by Elton Kaamasee from antler. He stands with feathers on top of his long hair and wears a shawl wrapped around himself. One hand peeks out of the shawl holding an ear of corn with inlaid turquoise kernels. He stand on a base carved with corn inlaid with turquoise and long corn leaves.
Size: 4.75" H x 1.5" L x .75" W
Corn is indigenous to the Americas and has been a staple of Indigenous people for thousands of years. There are over 2,000 varieties of corn in the Americas, and many ceremonies involving corn. Zuni Pueblo is also noted for the beautiful corn maidens carved there.
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.