Native American Indian Art-Authentic Navajo/Dine' Original Sand Painting - "Star Girl" - Zachariah Ben

  • $370.00

Native American Art - 100% Authentic Navajo Sandpainting - Contemporary Dine' (Navajo) Sandpainting by artist Zachariah Ben. Titled "Star Girl". A stunning work of art by a gifted young artist.

Description on back: "Star Girl" - "These are depictions of my sisters dancing within the Yei' Bi' Chei (Nightway Ceremony) within our Navajo culture. My sister is Star Girl dancing at dawn w/ mornng stars ushering in."

Navajo Sandpaintings are called "places where the gods come and go" in the Navajo language.

Size: Painting 9 1/2" x 14 1/2" x 1 1/4"

Sand Paintings: Navajo people believe the universe to be delicately balanced. Only humans can upset it, causing disaster and/or illness. When this happens, a medicine man must restore the natural balance. Balance is restored in the universe by healing the offender with chants, herbs, prayers, songs, and sand paintings.

Zachariah Ben, 22 year old gifted contemporary style sand painter, learned the art of Sandpainting from his father, reputed artist, Joe Ben Jr. Says Zachariah “As a young boy I fondly remember creating messes in my father's studio from time to time, but also learning the importance of each pigment that represents, quite literally, the makeup of our physical world. As I got older, I finally decided to grab a board and start my own works. Today I am apprenticing to become a Medicine Man within the Diné (Navajo) culture. I have been on this journey and will continue to learn and teach this beautiful culture for the next generation using the art of Sandpainting.” Zachariah has won First Place in the youth division for Gallup Ceremonial and various art shows.

Collector card included.

We support the arts and aim to spread beauty and abundance with kindness and integrity. ~ And The Crow

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