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Navajo handcrafted sand painting 3” x 6” framed and matted to 6” x 9” by Veronica Begay

Navajo handcrafted sand painting 3” x 6” framed and matted to 6” x 9” by Veronica Begay

$ 19.95

According to the Navajo religion the Universe is a very delicately balanced thing. If this balance is upset some disaster-usually an illness- will result. 
To restore the balance and harmony means performing many of known Navajo chants or ways.  These complex ceremonies involve the use of herbs, prayers, songs and SANDPAINTINGS.  The sand painting is done in a careful and sacred manner according to ancient knowledge of the art.  As the patient Is seated atop the completed sand painting, the medicine man bends to reverently touch a portion of a figure in the sand painting, then moves to touch the patient , transferring the medicine and the power. As this is done the sickness falls from the patient and harmony returns.  Then before the sun sets, the sand painting is erased with a sacred leather and the patient rises to walk in beauty once again.