Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Native American Kokopelli

credit for both photos:

Native American Kokopelli
Dancer Symbol

Kokopelli, also known as "the Hump Backed Flute Player" and/or "the Mythical Piper of the Native American Southwest", has drawn from both ancient and modern influences.

In Native American culture, Kokopelli presides
over both childbirth and agriculture. Two tribes, Pueblo and Hopi Indians believe Kokopelli brings happiness and fertility to all who hear his flute playing.

The Kokopelli is often depicted with animal companions such as rams and deer, snakes, or water-loving animals like lizards and insects, because one Native American belief is that the Kokopelli presides over the reproduction of game animals.

Kokopelli is important to this culture for his domain over agriculture also. It is believed that the Kokopelli's
fluteplaying chases away the Winter and brings on Spring. Kokopelli is associated with rains and maize grinding ceremonies. Some tribes say he carries seeds and babies on his back.

Kokopelli, (often incorporated in jewelry items), continues to be one of the most easily recognized figures from ancient and modern Native American and Southwestern Culture.

In my Etsy Shop I have 2 Sterling Silver Kokopelli Items:

Kokopelli Necklace: SOLD

Kokopelli Pendant SOLD•:*¨¨*:•..•:*¨¨*:•..•:*¨¨*:•..•:*¨¨*:•..•:*¨¨*:•..•:*¨¨*:•..•:*¨¨*:•
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  1. Thanks for the post about the Kokopelli dancer. I wore the image on a necklace but I didn't know much about it (the necklace you have for sale on Etsy is lovely, and much nicer than mine was).

  2. lovely pendants! really original! Fab blog, definitely be back! Come follow TBAG if you fancy. Bon weekend!! xxx