This bronze Maidu Indian maiden is gathering acorns which she stores in a hand-woven reed basket. Acorns were a main staple from the oak trees in the Northern California foothills, which crushed and soaked to remove the bitterness, then stone-ground into a meal, was used in various ways for their food preparation. The Van Howd family uses the Maidu procedures each fall to process the nutritious acorns, which are plentiful where they live in the foothills, incorporating the meal into cookie and muffin recipes. Doug studied the Maidu features and dress and used live models for authenticity. Also available in 3/4 life-size.
Size: 24″H x 11″W x 8″D
Price: $1,950 USD