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The Quandelacy corn maidens are the iconic and most prolific maiden fetishes
produced in Zuni. The family has many carving members that create this now famous style of corn maiden. Faye,
Sandra, Stuart, Vickie, Chad, and Talia Quandelacy, Rhoda Quam, Daniel Chattin and Kateri Sanchez all create
these corn maidens with their own small variations of decorative designs. For instance instead of being incised
and etched Rhoda and Faye will sometimes inlay the faces of turquoise, red coral or shell. No matter which of
these talented corn maiden artisans carve the figures they are usally outstanding fetishes and oftentimes
breathtaking, which is the case here.
Picasso marble comes from Utah and is one of the most popular carving materials
available in Zuni. It comes in a variety of colors including grays, blacks, browns, whites and rarely greens, reds and blues.
This stone has mostly grays with streaks of black and a seam of browns at the top of the carving. On the base of one
side is a pueblo carved in bas-relief and there are stars, spiral triangular designs and two dragonflies etched on the
surface of their robes. There are four maidens, two on each long side and a sunface inlay on the narrow side of this
wedge-shaped stone. The fit and finish is outstanding on this carving and the fetish is rather large weighing in at a
hefty half of a pound!
The eyes, mouths, and stars are inlaid of jet and the necklace pendants and
decorative dots are inlaid of Sleeping Beauty turquoise, red coral, Mother-of-pearl and chrysocolla. The sunface
is inlaid of red coral, Mother-of-pearl and Sleeping Beauty turquoise. If you are in the market for an elegant corn
maiden sculpture for your fetish cabinet this is an excellent choice.
If you would like to read more about the Corn Maiden characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "Corn Maiden" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.
Video: No, but view other videos here.
Zuni Carver: Sandra Quandelacy
Dimensions: 1 3/8"L x 3 5/8"T x 2 5/8"W
Shipping costs: $ 12.50 + depending on your location
Plus state sales tax to Texas residents!
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The Zuni Fetish Story
If you're new to Zuni fetish collecting and interested in learning more about them, we have written a short article about Zuni fetishes and what they mean to the Zuni culture. CLICK HERE to read the article on Zuni fetishes.
Zuni Fetish Meanings
We've written this article to inform Zuni fetish collectors about the specific meanings and attributes of the more traditional Zuni fetish carvings.
CLICK HERE to read the article on Zuni fetish meanings.
The Zuni Language
If, as a Zuni fetish collector, you haven't had the opportunity visit Zuni Pueblo but would enjoy hearing some words in the Zuni language, we hope you'll findthis article interesting and informative. CLICK HERE and turn up your volume to enjoy!
The Zuni Spirits Blog
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