Maiden & Grandmother From The Earth

By Sandra Quandelacy

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Sandra Quandelacy's earthy magnesite carving shows a Corn Maiden on one side, while the other side reveals a wise grandmother. The turquoise faced corn maiden is embellished with tiny turquoise, lapis, coral Corn kernels. The Grandmother wears an inlaid necklace of coral and turquoise. Their facial details are inlaid with crushed jet paste. This carving measures about 3 1/4" tall and 1 1/4" wide by 1" deep. Pueblo people call corn itself "the mother" because of their dependance on corn and corn's emergence from the primary mother, Earth itself.