She Brings the Harvest



Colorado Alabaster

17.5 x 7.5 x 3.25

19 x 7.5 x 5.5 with cherry base

23 lbs

This Corn Mother is the same as Mother Earth to the Hopi and symbolizes fertility and
regeneration, and the bringing of all green things to life year after year. “Maize, or
corn, is vital to Hopi subsistence and religion. For traditional Hopis, corn is the central
bond. Its essence, physically, spiritually, and symbolically, pervades their existence. For
the people of the mesas, corn is sustenance, ceremonial object, prayer offering, symbol,
and sentient being unto itself. Corn is the Mother in the truest sense that people take in
the corn and the corn becomes their flesh, as mother milk becomes the flesh of the
child.”  Dennis Wall and Virgil Masayesva, “People of the Corn: Teachings in Hopi
Traditional Agriculture, Spirituality, and Sustainability”, American Indian Quarterly,
Summer/Fall 2004, pages 435–453.

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