Zuni Corn Maiden Fetish

Zuni Corn Maiden Fetish

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This Zuni fetish displays three separate Corn Maidens. It is carved from Lapis.
Measures: ~ 3-1/4" x 3/4" x 1"
Artist: Sandra 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.

The Corn Maiden is the "Grandmother of the Sun and The Grandmother of the Light". To the Pueblo Indians, Corn Maidens are the symbol of life. Corn Maidens were said to have been created by "The Great Spirit". The relationship of The Corn Maiden to corn is similar to that of the love of a child by its mother. With love and caring from each tribe, the corn will grow strong and plentiful. Corn Maidens are forever with the people.