This is an exceptional and rare piece of Zuni history carved by the great Lance Deysee. He is known for his magical corn maidens and this golden abalone gem is no exception. This stunning maiden has hair carved from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet, every square millimeter of this piece is covered in delicate carvings. Her eyes are delicately inlaid turquoise.
Corn Maiden- Corn Maiden represents strength, creation, and wisdom. A wonderful gift for the artist in your life, also a lovely gift for mothers sisters and girlfriends.
This maiden is carved by the amazing Lance Deysee.
Fetishes represent unique and very personal gifts, they are wonderful for the holidays, as congratulations for life changing events and more. All of our totems described as *micro* totems are guaranteed to fit on a quarter. Micro totems are considered harder to carve as there is much less space to capture the expressive nature of the animals they represent. No matter how small or large a totem is giving away a piece of your heart and because they are carved by hand they are 100% unique, you can rest assured no one will EVER have the same fetish you have purchased.
American Indians have used fetishes throughout history. Fetishes are believed to hold magical powers and protect the owner or craftsmen from problems of mind or body. Some believe that their powers can even protect against problems of the universe. It is also believed that the care a fetish receives is directly related to the protection it will provide. Indians believe that fetishes must be properly cared for. They are given offerings of cornmeal and kept in special turquoise covered fetish pots or pouches. Often fetishes are adorned with turquoise, arrowheads and feathers. These are offerings to the fetish for gifts received or anticipated.
The Ivory Toad is proud to represent more than 30 Native American Artists, offer recycled and eco-friendly packaging, package all items in boxes for safety, and offer the finest curated gifts on the internet!
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