Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)
Palikwmana (Butterfly Maiden) is a katsina spirit representing moisture, rain, fertility, and life. Qualities that she shares with the butterflies. With a headdress of flowers and moisture, she wears an embroidered dress with symbols of rain, flowers and abundant plants life. She is surrounded by corn and rain clouds, all prayers for a good life.
Katsinam are benevolent spirits that bring their ceremonies to the Hopi. These ceremonies are woven throughout the year until their return to the spirit world. They will often bring gifts including carved figures of katsinam (tihu) that they will present to the young girls. Katsinam represents many roles, from warriors, animals, plants, and elements such as rain and stars. As a bridge between this world and the spirit, they are a reminder of how life should be lead.
- The artwork is printed on heavyweight acid-free luster / soft gloss paper.
- Giclèe print is matted with a bevel cut buffered-pH neutral matte board and backed with an acid-free 100% recycled board.
- Artwork framed in matte board measures 11 by 14 inches (27.9 by 35.5 cm) and packaged in a clear resealable envelope for protection.
- The matted print will fit a standard frame and does not require custom framing.
- Giclèe print includes a description of the image, information on the native culture the artwork is inspired by and biography of the artist.
- Frame shows the display possibilities and is not included.
- All of our work is created, printed and assembled in Arizona (United States).