Navajo Sandpaintings

Native American Indians are a deeply spiritual people.
They preserve their history, thoughts, ideas and dreams from generation to generation through Symbols and Signs.
Symbols are geometric portrayals of celestial bodies, natural phenomena, animal designs and totems.
Sandpaintings are created from natural local sand, using available plants to produce dye to color the sand, which is then applied to a piece of wood.

With Oak Frame
5.5" x 5.5"
$25.00
   
Female Yei
Wedding Vase and Rug
End of the Trail
Eagle Dancer
Fetish "Bear" Symbol
2 Great Warriors
The meaning of the Yei symbol represents the Navajo Yei Spirit who mediates between humans and the Great Spirit. The Yei is used by medician man in healing ceremonies.
The term Yei derives from the word Yeibicheii meaning the Holy People.
The Native American wedding vase is designed with two spouts, symbolizing the couples individuality.
During the ceremony the bride drinks first from one spout then hands it to the groom, who drinks from the secound spout, symbolizing the sharing of one life, one love.
There are no records or varied stories of the true meaning of the" End of the Trail" depiction. One therory is protraying the final defeat of a proud nation. The "end of the trail" for many proud warriors who fought until exhaustion to preserve their way of life and to protect their people. There are no more wars, no more buffalo hunts. The eagle feathers represent the 4 seasons, the mesas represent the 4 directions.
The Eagle is the most sacred animal to most Native Americans.
The Eagle represents strength, power, and is ruler of the sky.
Almost every American Tribe has what they call an Eagle dance. Native Americans cherish eagle feathers, and would rather lose their horse or there home than lose an Eagle Feather.
Sybolic Wisdom from the Bear and a profound symbol of majesty, freedom and power. The bear is as free in spirit as the great wind; and grander than its mass.

 

 

 

The art of war was a common part of life for plains Native Americans of the old West. Warriors were an integral part of every Indian tribe, and were considered brave heros. They were excellent horseman, hunters and warriors. The feathers and mesas represent the 4 directions and the 4 seasons.

 

 

           
With Oak Frame
7.75" x 5.75"
$26.50
     
Yei over Wedding Vase
Wedding Vase
Eagle Dancer
End of the Trail
Female Eagle Dancer Yei Mother Earth*Father Sky
The Yei is giving a special blessing to the Wedding Vase for the couple to have a very healthy and strong marriage. Pottery has been made by Native Americans of the Southwest for thousands of years. The Anasazi "Ancient Ones" made many different kinds of pottery. Today pottery is made by Pueblo Indians and Navajos.

 

The Native American wedding vase is designed with two spouts, symbolizing the couples individuality.
During the ceremony the bride drinks first from one spout then the groom drinks from the secound spout, symbolizing the sharing of one life, one love.

 

 

The Eagle is the most sacred animal to most Native Americans.
The Eagle represents strength, power, and is ruler of the sky.
Almost every Native American Tribe in the Southwest, the Pueblo and Plains Indians, has what they call an Eagle dance. Native Americans cherish eagle feathers, and would rather lose their horse or there home than lose an Eagle Feather.
There is no records or actual stories of the true meaning of the End of the Trail depiction. One therory is protraying the final defeat of a proud nation. The "end of the trail" for many proud warriors who fought until exhaustion to preserve their way of life and to protect their people.

 

 

The meaning of the Yei symbol represents the Navajo Yei Spirit who mediates between humans and the Great Spirit. Displaying the Eagle shows stength and power being given to the patient and tribe.

 

 

 

In the body of Mother Earth are the 4 sacred plants (corn, beans or squash, tabacco and cotton). In the body of the Father Sky are the constellations including the sun and moon. Both figures show the Navajo concept of the balance of nature. Would also be used in healing ceramony.

 

 

     
Two Warriors
Sun Shield Fetish Bear      
Depicts the Plains Indians of the Old West. They were excellent horsemen, hunters and warriors.

 

 

The center of the shield, the symbol of the sun, represents defense and protection. The buffalo horns are the symbol of strength, while the eagle feathers stand for balance and justice. This yei would be used in a ceramony of healing.
The "Fetish Bear" is used by many Southwest Indians in making jewelry, fetish carvings, or in sandpaintings. The Bear being a symbol of wisdom, majesty, and power. This bear is carrying the warrior who is at the "end of the trail".
     
           
In Oak Frame 7.75" x 7.75" $30.00  
Kokopelli (Flute Player) Two Female Yei's Female Yei Blessing Crops "The End of the Trail"
The Kokopelli is the spirit of fertility and good harvest. The design has been found at Anasazi archeological sites throughout the Southwest. The Anasazi lived there 1,000 years ago.
   
The wars have all been fought, the buffalo hunts are over, and the warrior comes to the end of the trail. The Rainbow Yei encircles the warrior to heal his heart.
     
In Oak Frame 9.75" x 9.75" $37.00  
Wedding Vase with Rug
Sun & Eagle
4 Houses of the Sun
Yei Dancers
The Native American wedding vase is designed with two spouts, symbolizing the couples individuality.
During the ceremony the bride drinks first from one spout then hands it to the groom, who drinks from the secound spout, symbolizing the sharing of one life, one love.
Navajo religious sandpainting--the sacred symbol of the sun. The sun looks 4 ways in Earth to enrich ones health and strength. The feathers represent the 4 directions and 4 seasons. These sandpaintings are used in a ceremony for healing of the sick patient.
Using the #4 to bring a special blessing (4 winds--4 seasons--4 directions--4 sacred plants). It is used for healing or for special power and strength. The sun gives light and is the center of the 4 Houses.```````111

 

Yei's are spiritual beings who are called upon to give a patient healing or strength. This painting depicts a male and female Yei with a stalk in between them that represents the 4 sacried crops (corn, beans or squash, cotton and tobacco). Yei's usually appear at night. Used in healing ceremony by the medicine man.
1   $37.00  
The sandpainting art has been applied to round ornament ball in a large variety of designs. Call for availability and designs.  
$17.00 small 2.5"      $20.00 large 2.75"
Sun & Eagle with 4 Sacred Plants
 
Yei -- Male & Female Hoop Dancer
End of the Trail Mother Earth
Spirit Bear  
 
Navajo religious sandpainting--the sacred symbol of the sun. The sun looks 4 ways in Earth to enrich ones health and strength. The feathers represent the 4 directions and 4 seasons. These sandpaintings are used in a ceremony for healing of the sick patient.The 4 sacred plants are corn, squash or beans, cotton and tabacco. This combination makes this sandpainting perfect for a harvest blessing.