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Native American Indian Navajo Sand Paintings

The Navajo Sand Painting is a symbolic representation of some portion of Navajo mythology and is a big part of the lengthy curing rites, sand paintings are used by most tribes in the Southwest. The Navajo Indians have developed the sand painting art to the greatest degree and have between 600 and 1000 separate sand painting designs.
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Whirling Log Navajo Sand Painting Detail ID: 10251
Whirling Log Navajo Sand Painting
By: Robert James
$62.00
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Rainbow People Navajo Sand Painting Detail ID: 10312
Rainbow People Navajo Sand Painting
By: Orlando Myerson
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Hunch Back People Indian Sand Painting Detail ID: 10296
Hunch Back People Indian Sand Painting
By: Lester Johnson
$46.00
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Mother Earth and Scenery Sand Painting Detail ID: 10528
Mother Earth and Scenery Sand Painting
By: Rita Johnson
$46.00
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Rainbow People with Corn Sand Painting Detail ID: 10524
Rainbow People with Corn Sand Painting
By: Lester Johnson
$46.00
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Mother Earth Navajo Sand Painting Detail ID: 10527
Mother Earth Navajo Sand Painting
By: Carmelita Tsosie
$46.00
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Pottery and Bear Sand Painting Detail ID: 10404
Pottery and Bear Sand Painting
By: Herman Tyler Jr.
$62.00
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Hogan Sand Painting Detail ID: 10508
Hogan Sand Painting
By: Glen Nez
$98.00
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Whirling Hopi Sun Sand Painting Detail ID: 10521
Whirling Hopi Sun Sand Painting
By: Charlotte Denetdeal
$62.00
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Navajo Sand Painting Detail ID: 10522
Navajo Sand Painting
By: Glen Nez
$62.00
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Sun and Eagle Sand Painting Detail ID: 10523
Sun and Eagle Sand Painting
By: Lester Johnson
$46.00
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Hunchback God Sand Painting Detail ID: 10376
Hunchback God Sand Painting
By: Lester Johnson
$46.00
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Pottery and Bear Sand Painting Detail ID: 10411
Pottery and Bear Sand Painting
By: Herman Tyler Jr.
$62.00
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Hogan Navajo Sand Painting Detail ID: 10418
Hogan Navajo Sand Painting
By: Glen Nez
$62.00
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Whirling Yeis Sand Painting Detail ID: 10520
Whirling Yeis Sand Painting
By: Charlotte Denetdeal
$62.00
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Whirling Rainbow Sand Painting Detail ID: 10461
Whirling Rainbow Sand Painting
By: Lester Johnson
$62.00
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Hunch Back Yei with Rainbow Sand Paintin Detail ID: 10421
Hunch Back Yei with Rainbow Sand Paintin
By: Josina Begay
$62.00
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Sun and Eagle with Plants Sand Pa Detail ID: 10462
Sun and Eagle with Plants Sand Pa
By: Lester Johnson
$62.00
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Four Way Yei with Sacred Plants Detail ID: 10424
Four Way Yei with Sacred Plants
By: Wilton Lee
$46.00
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Whirling Log Sand Painting Detail ID: 10425
Whirling Log Sand Painting
By: Wilton Lee
$46.00
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Sun and Eagle Sand Painting Detail ID: 10427
Sun and Eagle Sand Painting
By: Lester Johnson
$46.00
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Whirling Rainbow Sand Painting Detail ID: 10429
Whirling Rainbow Sand Painting
By: Lester Johnson
$46.00
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Father Sky and Sun Sand Painting Detail ID: 10430
Father Sky and Sun Sand Painting
By: Rita Johnson
$46.00
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Mother Earth Father Sky Sand Painting Detail ID: 10431
Mother Earth Father Sky Sand Painting
By: Rita Johnson
$46.00
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Sun Face Navajo Sand Painting Detail ID: 10513
Sun Face Navajo Sand Painting
By: Alberta Tsosie
$62.00
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Whirling People Sand Painting Detail ID: 10514
Whirling People Sand Painting
By: Lester Johnson
$62.00
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Whirling Log Navajo Sand Painting Detail ID: 10515
Whirling Log Navajo Sand Painting
By: Alberta Tsosie
$62.00
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Four Ways Sand Painting Detail ID: 10511
Four Ways Sand Painting
By: Glen Nez
$98.00
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Navajo Pottery Sand Painting Detail ID: 10464
Navajo Pottery Sand Painting
By: Herman Tyler Jr.
$62.00
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Whirling Log Navajo Sand Painting Detail ID: 10529
Whirling Log Navajo Sand Painting
By: Wilton Lee
$46.00
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Navajo Sand Painting Detail ID: 10530
Navajo Sand Painting
By: Glen Nez
$46.00
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Native American Indian Navajo Sand Paintings

In the sandpainting of southwestern Native Americans (the most famous of which are the Navajo), the Medicine Man (or Hatałii) paints loosely upon the ground of a hogan, where the ceremony takes place, or on a buckskin or cloth tarpaulin, by letting the colored sands flow through his fingers with control and skill. There are 600 to 1000 different traditional designs for sandpaintings which are known to the Navajo. They do not view the paintings as static objects, but as spiritual, living beings to be treated with great respect. More than 30 different sandpaintings may be associated with one ceremony.
 

The Navajo Sand Painting is a symbolic representation of some portion of Navajo mythology and is a big part of the lengthy curing rites and is used by most tribes in the Southwest. The Navajo Indians have developed them to the greatest degree and have between 600 and 1000 separate designs.

What are Sand Paintings made from?

The Navajo Sand Painting is made using pulverized minerals and charcoal to form patterns, at times pollen and corn meal may also be used. The size of the Navajo Sand Painting can vary so much that it may become so large that it requires a dozen or more persons working all day to create. The Navajo Sand Painting is created and destroyed between sunrise and sunset of one day.

 
Is there meaning to the colors used in Navajo Sand Paintings?
Colors used in the Navajo Sand Paintings are usually symbolic of direction; as a general rule white is east, yellow is west, black (a male color) is north and blue (female) is south; red represents sunshine.
 
What are Navajo Sand Paintings used for?
The person for whom the Navajo Sand Painting is being created is usually seated on the Navajo Sand Painting after it is completed and parts of it are placed on his body. Through the rituals the person becomes purified and by identifying in this way with the deities invoked thru the sand paintings, he gains power from them and overcomes the evil causing the illness and thereby walks again in beauty and is in harmony with the universe. The sand painting absorbs the evil and then the Sand Painting is ceremonially buried.
 
 
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