Authentic Navajo SandPainting with wood frame.
Artist: Phoebe Tsosie
Measures 7" x 7"
According to Navajo religion, the Universe is a delicate balance of harmony. To restore the balance and harmony the Navajo participate in complex ceremonies that involve herbs, prayers, songs and SandPainting. As an ill person stands above the SandPainting the sickness falls from the person and harmony returns. Then, before the sun sets, the SandPainting is erased with a sacred feather and the patient can rise to walk with beauty and harmony again.