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Sandra Quandelacy made these two corn maiden sisters from a beautiful piece of Picasso marble. On one side, the corn maiden is holding a bowl with crushed turquoise that represents water. Both of them have hair that is etched and long. Their eyes and mouth are also etched, as well as etched stars on their bodies. They have dots of inlaid turquoise, mother of pearl, and coral on the front. The shawl that swishes out has carved fringe on the bottom, and there is a border around the bottom dress. More about corn maiden sisters below.
Size: 3.5" H x 2" L x .75" 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.
Corn Maiden sisters can represent the relationships we have with our sisters, both biological and chosen. When given as gifts, they can represent that the giver will always have her sister’s best interests at heart, as well as her loyalty, trust, and support.
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.