Butterfly Corn Maiden Zuni Fetish Carving in Lapis Lazuli by Ron Laahty
Dimensions: 2.5" tall
Stone: Lapis Lazuli
Artist: Ron Laahty
Arrives beautifully gift boxed with information cards
Lapis Lazuli: Ancient Wisdom, Truth, and Clarity
A simple butterfly carved into the back of Ron Laahty's elegant corn maiden gives a little touch of that hidden feminine knowledge. Flowing lines cut into beautifully deep blue Lapis Lazuli make this one of the most striking Zuni Corn Maiden Fetish Carvings we've seen.
Corn is the symbol of life in Pueblo culture. The Corn Maiden brought corn to the people, and thus she is the bringer of life, and brings the fire of the sun to the bodies of the people. Each Corn Maiden brings one seed of corn, nurtured with love, and with love and care from the people, the corn seed can mature offering full ears of corn for harvest.
Keywords: Bringer of Life, Harvest, and Love and Gratitude
Butterfly reminds you to welcome change with a light and trusting heart. Butterfly teaches that transformation is a beautiful experience. Butterfly is the only animal able to change its complete DNA structure demonstrating total transformation. Butterfly floats on the breeze gracefully dancing, embracing change.
Keywords: Grace, trust and transformation
Zuni Fetishes were considered to be so powerful by the U.S. Government that in the late 1800's Frank Hamilton Cushing was sent out to the Zuni Reservation to live among the Zuni people and investigate and study the mysterious power of the Zuni Fetishes. Zuni fetishes were also so well respected by other tribes, that they were and still are in high demand for a variety of purposes.
Each carving arrives with an information card, and in its own fabric pouch, nestled within a gift box, ready for gift giving.