Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Kokopelli

Didnt really know about The Kokopelli until i received this card.

The Kokopelli is a symbol of the southwest on rock art and pottery. It is one of the most easily recognized figures found in the petroglyphs and pictographs of the southwest. The Southwest Indians associate him universally with fertility as well as their physical and spiritual well being.
The mysterious Kokopelly character can be seen in a number of Native American cultures.
Kokopelli is distinguished by his dancing pose, a hunchback and a flute.
His whimsical nature, charitable deeds, and vital spirit give him a prominent position in Native American cultures.

1 comment:

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

This Kokopelli card is fascinating. I'm actually doing a lot in my classroom on the First Peoples of Eastern Canada. I also live right next to an Iroquois reserve and this year I'm doing a special project with an Algonquian Abenaki artist.
It's always interesting to see how different these Eastern Forest cultures are from those of the Southwest. Great Post!
Evelyn in Montreal