Hahay'i'wùuti Tihu - Grandmother Cradle Doll (Note Card)

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Hahay'i'wùuti Tihu - Grandmother Cradle Doll (Note Card)

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Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)

Hahay'i’iwùuti represents the best qualities a Hopi aspires to. The tihu or doll represents Grandmother katsina. It is the first doll a child receives the first year of life during a ceremony named Powamuya. She is a reminder to the child that one of their greatest achivements is becoming an elder. As an elder, they lived a long life, gathering wisdom, knowledge and have generations of family before them. In Hopi culture, many of the leadership roles are only held by elders. The tihu is placed upon a plaque made of plant fibers woven into a sunflower design - a source of food, the seeds promise a continuation of life. Tied to the plaque are bundles of bean sprouts that represent the coming of a new growing season. Children will give these sprouts to their mothers who make a soup to be enjoyed by all.

Measures 5 by 6.5 inches (12.7 by 16.51 cm) folded. Notecard also includes information on Native culture the image originates and Biography of the Artist. Card is blank inside for you own personal message. Note card is enclosed in a resealable clear envelope.

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