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Antler Maiden by Claudia Peina - Zuni Fetish Sunshine Studio

Claudia Peina

Antler Maiden by Claudia Peina

$ 475.00

A large prominent gray and cream streaked antler maiden with big hair and jet and coral features - carved recently by Claudia Peina. The maiden wears a sixteen dot squash blossom necklace but it's her decorated fringe shawl that is the pièce de résistance! There are fifteen turquoise, eleven coral and eight pen shell dots added to the shawl. Also there are geometric lines inlaid with jet - many form triangles with the dots inlaid in their centers. The triangles with dots symbolize rain - a form first created by Claudia's brother, Colvin Peina - now deceased. We also think the stair step form on the front and back, inlaid with jet eyes are rain clouds. Maidens symbolize abundance, fertility and feminine energy and the corn maiden is venerated in Zuni for giving up her life for the health of the community.
Artist: Claudia Peina (signed)
Size: 2-1/2 in. long x 1-1/8 in. wide x 6-1/8 in. tall

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