Corn maiden fetish by Claudia Peina, shed antler
Corn maiden fetish by Zuni artist Claudia Peina, made of carved shed antler, with jet, turquoise, and coral inlay. It measures just over 2" tall, 1 1/4" wide, and 5/8" deep, . It is signed on the bottom. This corn maiden is wearing a traditional hair style and a turquoise necklace with jet and coral inlay. The antler is lightly burned with fire to create the brown color.
The Corn Maiden helps to bring a healthy corn crop (abundance), which is an important source of food to the Zuni.