Tall & Stately Corn Maiden
Tall & Stately Corn Maiden
Tall & Stately Corn Maiden
Tall & Stately Corn Maiden
Tall & Stately Corn Maiden
Tall & Stately Corn Maiden
Tall & Stately Corn Maiden
Tall & Stately Corn Maiden
Tall & Stately Corn Maiden

Tall & Stately Corn Maiden

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Zuni carver, Garrick Weeka, carved this tall and stately corn maiden from a deer antler.  She has inlaid turquoise eyes, carved bangs, and two feathers above her head.  She has long horizontal lines under her face.  Her body is carved corn kernels with inlaid turquoise dots.  Her long hair appears to be tucked into her collar in the back.  There are geometric symbols on the back with inlaid turquoise. 

Size: 6" H x 1.25" L x .625" 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.

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.