Selu Sofa

Corn / Maize

The slight curvature of the sofa arms is a representation of the corn symbol indicative in a good portion of native american tribes, a opening of the corn and blossoming outward. Corn was the most important staple food grown by Native Americans, but corn stalks also provided a pole for beans to climb and the shade from the corn benefited squash that grew under the leaves. The beans, as with all legumes, provided nitrogen for the corn and squash.

Corn played an important mythological role in many tribes as well– in some cultures Corn was a respected deity, while in others, corn was a special gift to the people from the Creator or culture hero. In addition to its importance as a food source, corn also played a ceremonial role in many tribes, with sacred corn pollen or cornmeal being used as ritual adornment and spiritual offerings.

Corn is a common clan symbol in many Native American cultures. Tribes with Corn Clans include the Muskogee Creek tribe (whose Corn Clan was named Atchialgi or Vce’vlke in the Muskogee language), the Navajo, the Mohave, and the Pueblo tribes of New Mexico (many of whom have multiple Corn Clans such as the Blue Corn Clan and Yellow Corn Clan.) Many tribes, such as the Caddo and the Pueblo tribes, also have a Corn Dance among their tribal dance traditions.

Technical Information

Upholstered single bench sofa with separate attached tufted back cusion cushion wrapped in feather down. Wood finish legs with metal accent detail.

Dimensions: 112” W x 30.50” D x 32” H

20″ Seat Height (to crown), 22.50″ Seat Depth

COM:  20 yards (plain 54″ wide) / COL 775 sq. feet / Trim 35 yards trim or 3 yards COM for self-welt

Item Number: AM-SU-12

Leg Finish: Antique Brass, Antique Pewter or Walnut Legs with brass sabots


*Available in custom sizes