Hand carved by the ever-talented Wilmer Kaye of Hopi Pueblo, this stunning kachina showcases a yellow corn maiden painted vibrantly in myriad colors. The maiden, whose face is painted yellow, black, turquoise, red, and white and features feathers along the neck, holds a pottery bowl of yellow corn in her hands, her shoulders and arms wrapped in a wonderfully carved shawl that is given additional movement by Wilmer’s expert craftsmanship. The shawl is painted red and white along the top and bottom, while the maiden’s remaining clothing is painted black, red, green, and a gorgeous, deep blue. She stands atop a brick base in white moccasins, while the piece is finished with two buns atop the head and a detailed white feather set at the forehead. Corn, a sacred crop in many Native American cultures, is revered as life-giving, and the corn maiden, as an extension of that sustenance, represents a special appreciation for the crop and its importance to Hopi culture. 8 3/4″ tall x 2 1/2″ wide x 2 1/4″ deep.