Sandpainting Pictorial Navajo Weaving : Ester Benally : 3070

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 Earth (white). It's woven using the traditional colors of yellow, blue, black and white which are featured throughout the weaving and encircle the head of each figure. The yellow chin lines symbolize blessing. Surrounding each of the figures are protective rainbow bars. The lines connecting the rainbow bars to the figure are intentionally colored. You will notice the top and bottom lines are fuzzy (male), whereas the lines on the left and right are smooth and straight (female). they represent lines of rain.

Style Sandpainting - Learn More
Weaver Ester Benally
Date 2013
Size 36" x 46" (.91M x 1.168M)
Item # 3070

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

To be showcased on your walls or grace your floors, this functional heirloom is one-of-a-kind piece of history that took 100's of hours to create and will last many lifetimes. We'd love to tell you more about it! 

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Type: Sandpainting

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