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Todd Westika Turquoise Corn Maiden

$45

Item Number: DR 3079
Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo
Artist: Todd Westika
Medium: Turquoise, sterling silver and copper
Age: 2017
Dimensions: 2” X ½”

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Description

This stunning corn maiden is hand carved from Pilot Mountain turquoise and has inlaid sterling silver eyes. The inlaid copper necklace enhances the beautiful matrix found in the natural stone.

In the Pueblo Indian culture, corn is to the people the very symbol of life. The Corn Maiden brought this gift to the people.  Each Maiden brings one seed of corn that is nurtured with love like that given to a child. With love and strength from the tribe, the tiny seeds mature and grow tall and strong, soon offering mature ears of corn for an abundance of crops for the people. The spirit of the Corn Maiden is forever present with the tribal people. The Corn maiden is the “Grandmother of the Sun and The Grandmother of the Light”.

Condition: Excellent new original condition
Provenance: Purchased from the artist

Additional information

Weight 2 oz