Navajo water pot with a bear finial handle. Matted and framed art piece.
Tag reads: Navajo Indian Handmade Sand Paintings. Navajo people believe the universe to be delicately balanced. Only man can upset it, causing disaster and/or illness. When this happens, a medicine man must be called in to restore the natural balance. Balance is resorted in the universe by healing the offender with chants, hers, prayers, songs and sandpaintings. Poutz Trading Co. Shiprock, New Mexico.
Southwest | Native American
Matted and framed
PLACE OF ORIGIN
Harvey Begay (War Eagle) (Native American, 1939-2009) | Active: Shiprock, New Mexico
Gallery label (on reverse): Navajo Indian / Handmade / Sand Paintings...Foutz Trading Co. / Shiprock, New Mexico
Late 20th century
Width 15 Depth 1.5 Height 15 inches