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Sandra Quandelacy's reversible carving is presented from a swirling and iridescent Pacific green snail shell specimen. We see the Zuni recognized stages of womanhood such as Grandmother, Corn Maiden with individually worked Corn kernels, mother and child. Hovering Dragonflies and etched stars are seen all over this unusual carving. Crushed turquoise represents water. Their happy facial features are incised and darkened with jet paste. About 1" tall, 2 3/4" wide and 2 1/2" deep.
Ellen Quandelacy (d) was head of her family, having learned the art of fetish carving from her father Johnny Quam (d). Ellen taught her children how to carve, including Sandra Quandelacy, who is well-known for her outstanding maiden fetishes.
Sandra Quandelacy's reversible corn and maidens pendant necklace showcases colorful and out-of-sight materials like green turquoise, orange spiny oyster shell, lapis, marble, pipestone, fossilized ivory, phosphosiderite and jet all carved and incised into individual corn cobs that average about 1 3/8" long. They are neatly strung with turquoise, red coral, white shell and heishe shell beads on a single strand that's about 25" long.
Taking center stage on this fabulous necklace is a reversible gold lip shell corn maiden on one side, while the other side is a Grandmother, about 3" long and 1" wide. We love how Sandra's handled the traditional clothing Grandmother is wearing, the pleat details are wonderful. Both maidens are incised with lovely Dragonfly friends and star elements, and are inlaid with red coral, turquoise and jet bits. Their facial features are incised and inlaid with jet paste. Don't miss this collectible fetish necklace, it's exceptional.