Gloria Chattin Spiny Oyster Zuni Corn Maiden Earrings Indian Jewelry
Artist: Zuni Fetish Carver Gloria Chattin
Medium: Red/white Spiny Oyster Shell. Inlaid jet dragonflies on one side of shawls/ Jet cornstalks on other side. Turquoise, coral and lapis appointments / Jet eyes and mouths on both/ Sterling silver wires
Size: 2 1/8" L x 7/8" Across/ additional 3/4" L french wire
The Maidens are highly revered on the pueblos for having driven the witches off that came to steal the villages' sacred corn!
BEAUTIFUL! So much detail to these elegant earrings!