The Vintage Blog — Southwest Art

A. Begay Navajo (Diné) Framed Sand Painting

Posted by Wayne & Linda Henrich on

This vibrant and beautiful sand painting was done on the usual piece of pressed wood. The various components of the painting are:

Upper Left: Turquoise set in silver, like a squash blossom necklace or belt buckle
Upper left: Two human figures at the edge of a mesa
Central: A Navajo pot, flanked by two black silhouettes of yucca plants, on desert sands
At the top: White clouds

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