Navaho Healing Ceremony. Silver print by Wm. R. Heick, 1963 http://www.williamheick.com/photography/william-heick
Bear Man is in pursuit of the maiden who fled from him. The tracks show his travels thus far and the bear paw with the rainbow bar indicates he is tracking her. The bar in front of each bear represents the pipe used to smoke the special tobacco which helped Bear Man eventually find her. In the center are the sun and the moon and at the top are two bat guardians.
Coyote Stealing Fire Taken from an incident in the Creation Story, this sandpainting shows Etsay-Hashkeh, Coyote, stealing fire from the sleeping Hashjesh-jin or Fire God, who is shown holding a medicine bag in his left hand and a feather in his right where he should be holding a ring. The zig-zag lines running across his arms and shoulders represent the Milkway Way. The symbol beneath the medincine pouch is the fire.
Native American Sand Painting
Sand painting called Sun and Eagle, it was created by Navajo artist Diane Thomas from Kirkland, New Mexico. The sand painting is framed in a 14inches x 14inches honey wood frame with triple matting. A photo of the artist is included. Shipping is Free.
Sandpainting Rug by Zonnie Gilmore (Navajo) ~ Sandpainting rugs are based upon ceremonial sandpainting designs and are usually square in shape. The background is typically tan to reflect the color of plain sand. The images depicted are usually of supernatural beings and powerful plants and/ or animals. This rug measures 46 inches by 51 inches.
Old Small Sand Painting "Healing God"
Earth Is My Mother, Sky Is My Father: Space, Time, and Astronomy in Navajo Sandpainting by Trudy Griffin-Pierce
elders make traditional sandpaintings in the desert.
Frogs and the Four Sacred Plants - Navajo Sandpainting
Peyote Bird by Woody Crumbo Potowatami Sandpainting on wood
navajo sand painting