Handcrafted by accomplished Navajo sandpainter Alberta Tsosie, this sandpainting represents thunder, which helps our universe to remain in balance. The sandpainting is featured in a wooden frame with a double mat technique that also incorporates traditional designs. A truly unique and meaningful work of art by a celebrated artist.
Sandpaintings are a celebrated and meaningful artform in Navajo culture where intricate patterns emerge when an artist sprinkles sand colored with natural pigments on a board to create reveal designs and patterns, often from memory, that are deeply symbolic and rooted in traditional beliefs and lifeways. The tradition of sandpainting has been passed on for generations and takes many years to perfect.
Measures 22-1/2" long and wide. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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