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Item Number: 1907-801
Item Number: 1907-801
  Sandra Begay

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Navajo Rugs Buying Tips

    One of the most notable points for trying to determine the authenticity of a Navajo rug is the manner in which it is woven. There are two different types of looms that account for differences in the weave. 

View more tips at  Tips For Purchasing Navajo Rugs.

Kokopelli

A legendary male figure associated with several American Indian tribes of the southwestern United States (Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, and Pueblo), Kokopelli is known by many names including The Hunchbacked Flute Player, Casanova of the Cliff Dwellers, the Water Sprinkler, the Fertility Enhancer and the Wandering Minstrel, among others. Dating back as early as 200 A.D. to as late as the 16th century, the painted rocks (pictographs) and the stone scratched images (petroglyphs) found in the Indian ruins vary as much as the tales about him. As the Traveling Salesman, his flute playing announced his arrival to the villagers and meant that he came in peace. As the Water Sprinkler he acted as a minor god bearing gifts of food and water. As the Wandering Minstrel he was known as carrying a bag of songs on his back. Some legends portray Kokopelli as a bearer of fertility seeds and a rather colorful character seducing all of the women and his wife, Kokopelli-mana, as a counterpart chasing all of the men.

One of the largest displays ever found of petroglyph images of Kokopelli is in the Flute Player House in a remote part of Monument Valley on the Navajo Reservation. The name Kokopelli is believed to have originated with the Zuni and Hopi names for a god (Koko) and a predatory insect (with a hump on its back) called a pelli.

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Learn more about Kokopelli from the book Kokopelli, Casanova of the Cliff Dwellers by John V. Young.

Adopt a Kokopelli   Wake up every day to the smiling face of a Kokopelli. See the Flute Player sitting on top of your computer monitor, on your coffee table, on your desk, or in your car. You'll quickly get attached to the magical legendary figure! Act now and you'll be PRE-APPROVED for the adoption process! Just click on this box.



      

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