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Beautiful Fine Navaho Sand Painting from 1985


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The size of Sand Painting: 12" x 12" x 3/8"
The title of Painting: "Buffalos"
Condition of Painting: Superb, Unframed.
It is sand painting on 3/8" Thick Masonite wooden board.
This is very finely made sand painting by Navaho,
from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This painting was stored away last 37 years.
There is writing on back of Painting about Buffalos.
I have typed on below writing.

Navajo Sandpaintings, also called dry paintings, are called
"places where the gods
come and go" in the Navajo language.
They are used in curing ceremonies in which the gods' help
is requested for harvests and healing.

The figures in sand paintings are symbolic
representations of a story in Navajo mythology.
They depict objects like the sacred mountains where the gods live,
or legendary visions, or they illustrate dances or chants performed in rituals.