Navajo Sandpaintings

ISBN-10: 1933855282
ISBN-13: 9781933855288
Edition: 3rd 2009
List price: $14.95
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Description: A superlative guide to traditional and contemporary Navajo sandpaintings. 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Rio Nuevo Publishers
Publication date: 10/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

A superlative guide to traditional and contemporary Navajo sandpaintings. 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 supreme beings' aid to restore harmony to both mind and body. In this clear, brief, yet profoundly informed text, Mark Bahti reviews the history of the sandpaintingfrom its original, and continuing, sacred purpose to the purely artistic creations produced and sold by some sandpainting artists 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 Sandpaintingswill enlighten both the amateur and the connoisseur of Navajo art.

Mark Bahti , a Southwestern scholar, writer, and art dealer, brings over 30 years of experience and insight to this book, his sixth Rio Nuevo title. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and owns Bahti Indian Arts galleries in both locations.

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