Matted artwork print
Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)
A female spirit wears a manta dress covered in a corn seed design. Across from her is a katsina spirit who helps the Hopi people on the proper path of life. Together they hold a gourd of sacred water which they pour its blessings upon a child. The child holds prayer feathers and an ear of corn. She carries her katsina doll in a cradleboard upon her back. She stands upon prayer elements that provide blessings to her.
Katsinam are benevolent spirits that bring ceremonies to the Hopi. These rituals are performed throughout the year until their return to the spirit world. They represent many roles, from warriors, animals, plants, and elements such as rain and stars. As a bridge between this world and the spiritual, they remind the Hopi people of the path of life.
- Matted prints measure 11 by 14 inches (27.9 by 35.5 cm) with a bevel cut mat with a backing board.
- The artwork is printed on quality acid-free photo paper using smudge, fade, and water-resistant ink.
- Print includes a description, a biography of the artist, and information on the indigenous culture artwork represents.
- Packaged in a clear resealable envelope.
- The print will fit in a standard frame. The frame in the photo shows the display possibilities and is not included.
- As in any artwork, please keep it out of direct sunlight.