Precious Turquoise Corn Maiden
Precious Turquoise Corn Maiden
Precious Turquoise Corn Maiden
Precious Turquoise Corn Maiden
Precious Turquoise Corn Maiden

Precious Turquoise Corn Maiden

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This precious Corn Maiden brings blessings, as all Corn Maidens do.  Carl Etstate carved her from turquoise and inlaid jet eyes, mouth, and dots to represent corn kernels.  He also inlaid red corals to also represent corn kernels.  She is small enough to fit in a leather pouch to be worn or kept in a place where you can be inspired by her.  More about Corn Maidens below.

Size: 1.75" 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.