Corn Maiden by Stuart Quandelacy

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This Corn Maiden is carved in to a Blue Turbo Shell. The artist skillfully followed the chamber of the Blue Turbo shell to create this stunning piece. The piece is inlaid with black onyx, turquoise, coral and mother of pearl. Measures: 3-1/4" tall x - ~ 2-1/4" wide Artist: Stuart Quandelacy

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Prized for their beauty and spiritual renewal, fetishes have long been an important part of Native American Culture. When a Fetish maker prays over his created work, a mystical power is believed to become released, assisting a person in finding a solution to their present problems. All Southwestern tribes make and use fetishes, however, the Zuni people have developed a reputation for being skillful carvers. Among the Zunis, fetishes offer good luck, protection, and hunting guidance from the inner spirit of each carved animal.

It is said the Corn Maiden represents strength, creation, and wisdom.