by: Kim Obrzut


The body is in the shape of a gourd, the oldest utilitarian vessel known to mankind. The gourd is used as storage, to carry water, to shape pottery and as a rattle in ceremonies.
The flat plane that runs down the middle of the body represents the womb. In all aspects of Hopi the perpetuation of life is stressed. The Hopi people are a matriarchal society, where a child’s lineage comes from the mother. In traditional Hopi culture the women own the home, all of the household materials as well as the seeds planted every spring. A man will come to live with his wife’s family after marriage. She has no face, which symbolizes the egalitarian society of the Hopi people. She represents a people, not an individual. The Hopi thought is: One Mind, one Body and one Spirit.


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Availability: Call to Order (928) 282-1125
Medium: Bronze
Edition Type: Limited
Edition Size: 75
Dimensions: 25"H 9.5"W 8.5"D
Style: Southwestern
Subject: Hopi Maidens