Item description for Navajo Sandpaintings by Mark Bahti & Eugene Baatsoslanii Joe...
Overview Illuminating the key role of sandpaintings in Navajo ceremonies, a concise introduction reviews the tradition's history while exploring its sacred and artistic relevance, identifying the significance of classic images and colors. Original.
Publishers 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 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 sandpainting--from 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 Sandpaintings will enlighten both the amateur and the connoisseur of Navajo art.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 7.96" Height: 0.18" Weight: 0.52 lbs.
Release Date Feb 29, 2012
Publisher Rio Nuevo
ISBN 1933855282 ISBN13 9781933855288
Availability 0 units.
More About Mark Bahti & Eugene Baatsoslanii Joe
Mark Bahti is a Southwestern scholar, writer, and art dealer bringing over 30 years of experience and insight to his books, including "Pueblo Stories & Storytellers, Silver & Stone, Spirit in the Stone", and "Navajo Sandpaintings". He lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and owns Bahti Indian Arts galleries in both locations.