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Old Navajo Sand Painting no.2

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I just recently found three older sand paintings, and this is one
of the larger ones.
Because of finding them together, and also because the style
and materials are all so much the same, I am going to say that
the same person made all three.

The Navajo art of Sandpainting began as a spiritual healing system
rather than art for art's sake. Traditional Diné healing incorporates
ritualism, prayer, ceremonies, and herbology to increase wellness
and promote harmony with the universe.
Sandpaintings are part of religious chants in which
"Earth People and Holy People come into harmony,
giving healing and protection."

This one is 12" x 6" on 1/2" pressed board of some kind, and since
this one still had some light plastic on it, it is very clean.
It has a hanger on the back side.

I do combine shipping, so keep that in mind.

On the back is also written in pencil: "healing people"

On the back of the First one I listed, the smallest one, is a small
index card, shown, which likely was written
by the person who made it, but could also have been done by
the person who owned these three. The look of the card and
the handwriting helps me date it some, to the fifties or sixties...
It says:
"Yei-Bei-Chai
They are well known to the Navajos. They are always taking part
in Ceremonials to help sick patients from illness."

Old Navajo Sand Painting no.2

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: pressed board, sand, glue, pigments
  • Feedback: 426 reviews
  • Ships from Oregon, United States to select countries.
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