Painted Ponies, 12266
| An agricultural people, the Hopi have sustained themselves
for millennia in the Northern Arizona desert without the benefit of rivers
or streams. The Hopi Way is to work hard, pray, sing, take part in ceremonies,
and create images they believe will summon help from spirit beings. This
Hopi artist has incorporated a variety of traditional Hopi symbols into his
design, all of which revolve around rain and moisture, and a successful harvest.
Butterfly maidens are believed to help pollinate crops. Nothing could grow
without the sun. Dragonflies are signs of a natural spring.
Buddy Tubinaghtewa is a nationally renowned kachina carver and painter who grew up on Hopi Mesa.
The Trail of Painted Ponies
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