Reversible Corn Maiden/Grandmother Bead Of Fossil Ivory

By Faye Quandelacy

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A graceful carving by Faye Quandelacy. Faye was the first artist to carve maidens, mothers and grandmothers as fetishes. She attended IAIA in Santa Fe, creating large sculptures alongside Denise Wallace. Later, her family members, Sandra, Stuart, Vickie, Kateri and Talia (Faye's daughter) would also include women figures in their carvings. Carved from fossil ivory, both Corn Maiden and Grandmother are framed emerging from corn husks. The Corn Maiden has incised corn kernels and a single inlaid coral stone. The Grandmother is carved in traditional dress with flowing hair and a single turquoise stone accent. The facial features are incised and then filled with jet paste. The carving was drilled at the center and can be strung as a bead. This singular carving measures about 2" tall by 1 1/4" wide.