Bryans Gallery

Southwest Native American Arts and Jewelry in Taos since 1982

Double Corn Maiden by Faye Quandelacy

815.00
fqt.jpg
fqt2.jpg
fqt4.jpg
fqt3.jpg
fqt5.jpg

Double Corn Maiden by Faye Quandelacy

815.00

Zuni fetish by master carver, Faye Quandelacy, twin double-sided corn maiden carved from turquoise and inlaid with red coral, purchased new from the artist circa 2000. 

Approx: 1.575" x 1" x .5"

More Info

Add To Cart

Zuni fetish by master carver, Faye Quandelacy, twin double-sided corn maiden carved from turquoise and inlaid with red coral, purchased new from the artist circa 2000. 

Approx: 1.575" x 1" x .5"

Corn Maidens

Corn Maidens, sometimes called the Grandmother of Light or Grandmother of the Sun, represent supernatural beings that gave the gift of corn to the Zuni people. According to Zuni mythology, the Corn Maidens emerged from the Middle World at the same time as the Zuni people. Legends vary at this point, but one story tells of insults and harassment that caused the Corn Maidens to leave the people, taking the village corn. With the Zuni people on the brink of starvation, Paytuma went into the Summer Lands with his painted flute, seeking the Corn Maidens. He found them and greeted them with the music of his song.  As the Maidens greeted him, with a touch of his hand and the breath of his flute, he persuaded the Maidens to follow him back to their deserted people.