Very Large Vintage Native American Navajo Sand Painting Signed Jackson Chee 1970

Item number:359434
Item location:Kerrville, Texas, United States
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Excellent condition.
Country of Manufacture: United States Origin: American Southwest
Artisan: Jackson Chee Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Very Large Navajo Sand Painting Signed by Jackson Chee, 1970

Uncommonly large, vintage Navajo Indian sand painting signed by the artist - Jackson Chee - in 1970. The Navajo are the most acclaimed of the Native American tribes who practiced the art of sand painting. These works were originally used in healing ceremonies, with the symmetry of the work symbolizing the restoration of harmony in the subject's life. This is a wonderful example of the larger, more rare paintings from this period.

The notes affixed to the back display the same message, and read as follows:

"Chiracahua 'Sun Burst.' Center shield - symbol of the sun; Buffalo horns - symbol of strength; Eagle feathers at their tips stand for solace (sp) and justice; Sands are all natural color rocks ground. Jackson Chee (Navajo) 1970."

There is also a stamp on the rear of the frame, displaying the name of the shop in Tyrone, NM where the painting was professionally framed.

Provenance: Private Collection, Texas; Auction.

Dimensions (inches): 26.75" x 26.75"

Weight: 14 lbs. (approx.)


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