Grandmother & Corn Maiden

By Sandra Quandelacy

This offering is sold.

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's reversible Grandmother and Corn Maiden is made from pleasing magnesite. This two-sided carving represents feminine strength and wisdom. Grandmother's soothing face is from overlaid turquoise and she wears four turquoise pieces. Corn maiden's incised facial features have been darkened with jet paste. Individually etched Corn kernels are inlaid with colorful stones. Dancing Dragonflies are seen on their shawls. About 3 1/4" tall, 1 1/2" wide and 3/4" deep.