This unique corn maiden figurine handcrafted by Jemez Pueblo artist Felicia F. Curly showcasing Felicia's style as an artist using various textures and print throughout. At the front of the corn maiden, we see an opening where a pueblo home is at the center of this piece. In Pueblo culture, it is believed the Corn Maiden brings through her love and light. Just as kernels of corn can be nurtured and grown to support an entire community, the Corn Maiden represents the importance of encouraging and guiding children as they grow. This piece speaks to the importance of community.
Native American and Pueblo people of the Southwest have been making clay pottery figures since ancient times. Their creation was discouraged by Christian missionaries and the form was not widely practiced in the 16th–19th centuries. Figurative pottery was revived in the 20th century and clay figurines have since become one of the most popular and widely collected Native American art forms.
Corn maiden measures 6-3/4" tall, 3-1/2" wide, and 3" long. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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