Picasso Marble Corn Mother and Baby
Picasso Marble Corn Mother and Baby
Picasso Marble Corn Mother and Baby
Picasso Marble Corn Mother and Baby
Picasso Marble Corn Mother and Baby
Picasso Marble Corn Mother and Baby
Picasso Marble Corn Mother and Baby

Picasso Marble Corn Mother and Baby

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Faye Quandelacy carved this corn mother and her baby from Picasso marble. They both have sky blue turquoise faces that are engraved with blackened eyes and mouth.  They each have a turquoise dot at tjeor necks.   The mother is wearing a shawl that has a geomtric design around the border, and five engraved dragonflies, two in the front and three in the back.   "FQ" is carved into the bottom.  More about corn maidens below. 

Size: 2.25" H x 1.5" L x 1" 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.