This is an exceptional and rare piece of Zuni history carved by the great Ed Lementino. He is known for his incredible inlay and polishing. This stunning maiden has wonderful styled hair, multiple bands and dots of perfect inlay work and a wonderful heft in the hand like a river stone. Her eyes are delicately inlaid turquoise and she has stunning pieces of red coral and turquoise as her adornment. This is a beautiful maiden ready to brighten anyone's day, covered in delicate carving!
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 Ed Lementino
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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