Mother Earth and Father Sky Sandpainting Navajo Weaving : Arnold Begay : 3340

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.

This Sandpainting from the Male Shootingway chant is woven by Arnold Begay and is filled with symbolism.

It depicts Father Sky (brown) and Mother Earth (turquoise). The yellow chin lines symbolize blessing. Mother Earth is represented with 4 sacred plants with the center emergent point.  The night sky is depicted in the main body of Father Sky, with the white moon and blue sun.

Style Sandpainting - Learn More
Weaver Arnold Begay
Date 2018
Size 4'9" x 4'9" 
Item # 3340

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A unique blend of history, Native American culture and storytelling make these weavings an art like no other.

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Type: Sandpainting

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