An exceptionally pretty Corn Maiden pendant in sterling silver. There is something special about her with her lovely face and the squash blossom hairstyle worn by unmarried Hopi women. She was created using the Hopi overlay technique in which a carved layer of polished silver is applied to a layer of oxidized silver, creating a wonderfully graphic effect of contrasting textures. The Maiden has a large decorative bale and she hangs on an oxidized sterling silver Singapore chain. Circa 1980.
Across Native American cultures, the Corn Maidens symbolize the prayers of the people for a bountiful harvest.
Details.....The chain is 20" long. The Maiden measures 0.70" by 2.30", 3.07" with bale. In Very Good Vintage Condition. You should expect some wear on all vintage and antique jewels, we consider it part of their charm.