The Yellow corn maiden makes her appearance during the month of July when the closing of the Kachina ceremonial cycle is held. It is then when she appears with the Hemis kachina. Before the break of dawn the kachinas make their way to the village carrying gifts and corn. Kachina dolls for the young girls, bows and arrows for the boys. The Yellow Corn Maiden represents the corn that the Hopis grow and is later fed to their families. Corn is a very important food to the Hopi.
Measures: 3" x 11"
'The traditional style Hopi Kachina doll carvings use homemade plant and mineral pigments, as well as a variety of feathers such as the pheasent, parrot, duck, and others. All dolls are carved from cottonwood tree root which I gather and collect. Every doll is unique and tells a story.'
Darance Chimerica has been carving for 13 years and resides in the village of Moenkopi Arizona member of the Hopi Tribe and of the Fire clan.