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Stewart Quandelacy: Mother Of Pearl, Corn Maiden

Stewart Quandelacy: Mother Of Pearl, Corn Maiden


The beautiful maiden made of mother of pearl stands with such elegance while holding an offering bowl of turquoise. Inlayed with turquoise, lapis, coral and shell which brings out the beauty of the "corn maiden." The back which has nicely detailed in dragonfly inlay and precise fine lines to show the beautiful long hair the maiden has. 

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: 1/2" X Width: 3/4" X Height: 1 1/4" Donated 

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