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This is a partial version of the Night Skies Navajo Sandpainting weaving from the Shooting Way Chant Way. Navajo weaver Arnold Begay, from the Newcomb area chose to simplify his Navajo Sandpainting weaving, but he included some great pictorial elements. Mother Earth and Father Sky.
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Sandpainting weavings are very special. Hosteen Klah, a powerful medicine man was the first to apply sandpaintings to the loom to preserve this important part of Navajo culture.
Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this design. This sandpainting weaving is very important and filled with symbolism.
It depicts Father Sky (turquoise) and Mother Ear...