zf000973Regular price $110.00 Save $-110.00
This lovely turquoise corn maiden was carved by Claudia Peina. She inlaid jet eyes and collar, and a red coral mouth and decorative dots around her neck. Her hair is cut in a traditional Zuni style and is long in the back. More about Corn Maidens below.
Size: 2.25" H 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.