Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)
A young Hopi maiden stands among blue corn as rain clouds bring moisture to the plants. She wraps herself from the early morning with a blanket carrying star symbols. Corn is very important in Hopi culture.
When the Hopi people first came to this world, Tuuwaqatsi - the fourth world to the Hopi, they chose an ear of small blue corn representing their life: a life of long existence and challenges. In a ceremony to bring a child into this world, it is a perfect ear of white corn that symbolizes the mother of a child. Corn is used for food, flour, and ceremonies, and prayer. Corn is symbolic of the Hopi women, for they both give life and sustain the people and their culture.
- Blank inside for your own personal message
- Measures 5 by 6.5 inches folded (12.7 by 16.51 cm)
- We use smudge, fade, and water-resistant ink on heavy card stock.
- Notecard Includes a description of the artwork, information on the indigenous culture inspired by it, and a biography of the artist.
- Envelope and sticker included.
- Packaged in a clear resealable envelope.