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
Kenya, Africa, who are famous for their carvings of this soapstone that they mine locally. The stone is dug from the ground by hand. It's carved with machetes, saws and knives, then sanded and polished
Since the artists of Santo Domingo Pueblo concentrated on making jewelry for the most part, their pottery, while not of the popularity level of pieces from the San Ildefonso and Santa Clara pueblos, is more of a challenge to collect because of its scarcity.