I'itoi Ki: Maze of Life with Friendship Ceremony
I'itoi Ki: Maze of Life with Friendship Ceremony
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I'itoi Ki: Maze of Life with Friendship Ceremony

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Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)

Also known as the “Man in the Maze” it is one of the more well-known designs that is found in O’odham culture. I’itoi Ki: or I’itoi’s House refers to the Creator called Elder Brother who travels a circular path to his home. This path also represents a person’s own journey through life, each turn symbolizing a life-changing event. At the end of the maze, an alcove allows one to reflect on one’s life before journeying onward to the center.

Behind the maze is a Hohokam image with a water motif representing the rivers and rain that is vital to desert people. Surrounding the maze are people in a ceremonial dance holding hands celebrating the coming of the rains.

  • 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.