“Sunflower”by: Kim Obrzut
Prior to the turn of the century the sunflower is mentioned in our songs, and represented on our pottery and painted on our ceremonial headdresses as it is an important commodity of the villages.
The young girl gathers the sunflowers from the gardens on the side of the Mesa watered by the springs. It has become a favorite nutritious snack of hers but can also be used in stews or roasted in dishes. She loves to watch the village women grind the dried petals to a powder for ceremonial use and boil the seeds to make dye for cotton, wool, and baskets. She knows by boiling the seeds into an oil that it can also be used as a medicine for spider bites and snake bites. The sunflower’s beauty comes from all that it provides for our people.
Edition Type: Limited
Edition Size: 75
Dimensions: 11.5"h 8.25"w 6.75"d
Subject: Hopi Maidens