This symbolic design adorns the walls of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center‚Äôs beautiful permanent exhibit, ‚ÄúWe Are of This Place: The Pueblo Story.‚Äù Now, for the first time, you can take home a visual piece of the Pueblo story with this¬†casual yet fashionable¬†hat.
The avanyu represents the water serpent who controls rain and storms, and¬†the importance of water to indigenous desert cultures.¬†
Symbols are a powerful element of human life and communication. While some images and patterns are purely decorative, others hold significance that is deeply intertwined with a people‚Äôs sense of the world and their identity in it.
From petroglyphs to pottery and beyond, Pueblo tradition is rich in symbols whose meanings can be as layered and diverse as the region‚Äôs history. We honor these symbols and the people who created them by honoring what they signify, and conscientiously including them in respectful designs.
This¬†stylish hat features an adjustable Flip N' Grip closure, Cardiff performance ultra-light fabric, and an unstructured form.¬†