Pòoko - Dog
Mini Canvas Print
Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)
Pòoko or dog has been a companion for the Hopi people since their journeys in this world. They are guardians, field protectors, hunting companions and even bed warmers. Dogs also play a part in traditional ceremonies, stories, art and in the spiritual world. Living among the pueblo people, dogs have even learned to climb the many ladders found in pueblo villages. This image shows Pòoko standing upon a migration symbol with friendship, hand and dog paw print representing the long history of journey and friendship. Upon Pòoko he carries a prayer feather, a blessing to all dogs. Dragonflies flutter about him announcing the coming life giving rains.