Sandra Quandelacy Turquoise Double Sided Olla Maiden Zuni Fetish
Artist: Zuni Fetish Carver Sandra Quandelacy
Medium: Turquoise Maiden(s) with Spiny oyster Olla balance on head filled with turquoise, coral and lapis chips/ Jet mouths and eyes on maidens/ red coral appointments/ Black jet dragonflies on shawl
Size: 2 1/8" H x 5/8" W x 5/8" D
The Olla Maidens are highly revered in the pueblo culture. Once water was carried in large ollas balanced on the maidens heads from nearby creeks/ Now Olla Maidens perform in the village ceremonies and sacred corn pollen is carried in Ollas as well.