Corn Maidens
Corn Maidens
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Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)

Mini canvas print

Two corn maiden spirits sing prayer songs among corn plants to welcome the approaching rain. Dragonflies gather above the clouds. Corn is very important in Hopi culture. When the Hopi people came to this world, Tuuwaqatsi - the Fourth World to the Hopi, they chose an ear of small blue corn representing a life of long existence and challenges. When a child is born, they are presented with a perfect ear of white corn that symbolizes the mother of a child. Corn is symbolic of the Hopi women, for they both give life and sustain the people and their culture.