A whole conch shell is now an important Harvest Corn-maiden, who dances for a good bounty of cherished Corn. She's beautifully presented on a base of marble. This vibrant fetish is made by Jon Quam.
We're admiring details like incised Dragonfly and how he allowed the natural curvature of this shell serve as traditional dress for her. A tranquil face is overlaid with turquoise, etched and darkened with jet paste. A red coral piece is representative of a mouth. Her bangs are incised and of jet. Both lapis and turquoise pieces make a necklace, and her traditional tablita headdress is of shell. So much detail, colorfulness and loveliness exists in this approximate 2 7/8" tall, 1 7/8" wide and 1 1/2" deep fetish.