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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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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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Whirling Log Navajo Sand Painting Detail ID: 10602
Whirling Log Navajo Sand Painting
By: Glen Nez
$62.00
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Home of the  Bear and Snake Sandpainting Detail ID: 10650
Home of the Bear and Snake Sandpainting
By: Herman Tom
$48.00
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Hogan Navajo Sand Painting Detail ID: 10418
Hogan Navajo Sand Painting
By: Glen Nez
$62.00
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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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Navajo Sand Painting Detail ID: 10594
Navajo Sand Painting
By: Darlene Johnson
$48.00
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Whirling People Sand Painting Detail ID: 10514
Whirling People Sand Painting
By: Lester Johnson
$62.00
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Navajo Pottery Sand Painting Detail ID: 10464
Navajo Pottery Sand Painting
By: Herman Tyler Jr.
$62.00
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Whirling Rainbow Sand Painting Detail ID: 10589
Whirling Rainbow Sand Painting
By: Herman Tom
$48.00
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Yei and Corn Sand Painting Detail ID: 10651
Yei and Corn Sand Painting
By: Carmelita Tsosie
$48.00
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Whirling Rainbow Sand Painting Detail ID: 10654
Whirling Rainbow Sand Painting
By: Lester Johnson
$48.00
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Yei with Corn Sand Painting Detail ID: 10655
Yei with Corn Sand Painting
By: Carmelita Tsosie
$48.00
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Medicine Wheel Sand Painting Detail ID: 10656
Medicine Wheel Sand Painting
By: Glen Nez
$48.00
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Hogan and Mountain Sand Painting Detail ID: 10657
Hogan and Mountain Sand Painting
By: Glen Nez
$48.00
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Monster Slayer Sand Painting Detail ID: 10658
Monster Slayer Sand Painting
By: Keith Silverman
$62.00
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Navajo Dancer Sand Painting Detail ID: 10659
Navajo Dancer Sand Painting
By: Alta Yazzie
$62.00
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Father Sky Mother Earth Sand Painting Detail ID: 10660
Father Sky Mother Earth Sand Painting
By: Alta Yazzie
$62.00
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Hogan and Mountain Sand Painting Detail ID: 10661
Hogan and Mountain Sand Painting
By: Glen Nez
$62.00
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Buffalo People Sand Painting Detail ID: 10662
Buffalo People Sand Painting
By: Charlotte Denetdeal
$62.00
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Yeis Sand Painting Detail ID: 10663
Yeis Sand Painting
By: Glen Nez
$62.00
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Navajo Sand Painting Detail ID: 10664
Navajo Sand Painting
By: Alta Yazzie
$62.00
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End of the Trail Sand Painting Detail ID: 10665
End of the Trail Sand Painting
By: Michael Watchman
$62.00
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Navajo Sand Painting Detail ID: 10666
Navajo Sand Painting
By: Glen Nez
$62.00
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Hogan and Mountain Sand Painting Detail ID: 10667
Hogan and Mountain Sand Painting
By: Glen Nez
$62.00
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Navajo Sand Painting Detail ID: 10668
Navajo Sand Painting
By: Glen Nez
$62.00
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End of the Trail Sand Painting Detail ID: 10669
End of the Trail Sand Painting
By: Michael Watchman
$62.00
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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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