Navajo Sandpaintings by: Mark Bahti

Navajo Sandpaintings by: Mark Bahti

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Navajo Sandpaintings by: Mark Bahti

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This text reviews Navajo sand painting from its original, and continuing, religious purpose to the modern creations sold by artisans today.

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Few art forms are more significant to Navajo religious beliefs than the sandpainting, or ikaah. Sandpaintings play a major role in Navajo ceremonies, assisting healers to cure ailments by summoning the gods' aid to restore harmony to both mind and body. In this clear, brief, yet profoundly informed text, Mark Bahti reviews the history of the sandpainting from its original, and continuing, sacred purpose to the purely artistic creations produced by some sand painters for sale today. With his collaborator, Eugene Baatsoslanii Joe, Bahti explains the meanings of the images and colors in sandpaintings and tells some of the traditional stories that they represent. Navajo Sandpaintings will enlighten both the amateur and the connoisseur of Navajo art.

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • 8995
  • Quantity
  • 2
  • Category
  • Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Type / Pattern
  • Book
  • Maker
  • Rio Nuevo Publishers
  • Year
  • 2009
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 8 inches
  • Height: 9 inches
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 0.75 pound
  • Condition
  • New
  • Material
  • Soft Cover

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