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Paula says -
"This tiny corn maiden is carved from one piece of turquoise with inlaid eyes and mouth of jet."
Dime above shows scale of carving.
is to Pueblo people what the buffalo has always been to the Plains Indians, the
very symbol of LIFE. In Zuni mythology, the Corn Maidens brought
this gift, and many of the carvings of women, especially those with a criss-cross
pattern on the body, are carved to pay homage to the Corn Maidens.