TITLE

CHIRICAHUA SUN SANDPAINTING

PUB. DATE
June 1966
SOURCE
Tapestries in Sand;1966, p55
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article ponders on the meaning of the Chiricahua sun sandpainting. The center shield, the symbol of the sun, represents defense and protection. The buffalo horns are the symbol of strength, while the eagle feathers at their tips stand for balance and justice. Be always ready to defend yourself, but if attack becomes imperative, may the thoughts of man rise as high as the eagles do, so that the motives may be pure and the actions shall be filled with justice and with honor. Among the Chiricahua Apaches, sandpaintings were usually done very simply with gray sand, ashes, coal dust and cornmeal, while the Navajos expressed their art through their additional many-colored sands.
ACCESSION #
22537773

 

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