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Amory Selicion: Anter/Turquoise/Shell/Jet, Corn Olla Maiden

Amory Selicion: Anter/Turquoise/Shell/Jet, Corn Olla Maiden


The use of antler as the medium for the carving is symbolic of reverence for nature and the importance of utilizing natural materials in artistic expression. The incorporation of the Zuni sunface motif further highlights the significance of celestial bodies in Zuni cosmology, representing life-giving forces and spiritual guidance.

Corn Maiden (A:dow e:washdok'i): In the Zuni Pueblo the three stages of woman are recognized as:

  • Maiden, symbolizing potential
  • Mother, the life giver
  • Grandmother, the wise elder

Usually the maiden fetish will be emerging from corn (the corn maiden) or she will have whorls of hair on the side of her head, signifying that she has not had a child. The mother fetish also can be emerging from the corn (the corn mother) and she will have children with her or look pregnant. The grandmother usually has a shawl over her head and no corn represented on her body.

Dimensions: Length: 3/4" X Width: 3/4" X Height: 1" Purchased 

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