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Eugene Bowekaty: Mother of Pearl, Corn Maiden

Eugene Bowekaty: Mother of Pearl, Corn Maiden

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Eugene captures every intricate detail with such finesse. The colors and iridescence of the shell adds another layer of beauty to the piece. It’s like looking at a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of hues dancing across the surface. Eugene truly knows how to bring out the natural elegance and grace of the material he works with. 

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: 9/16" X Width: 13/16" X Height: 2" Donated

Regular price $90.00 USD
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