To Pray For Rain
Acrylic, 36" x 36"
In the arid lands of our Southwest pueblos, ceremonial concentration is on life-giving rain. When successful, the answer results in corn, essential to physical and spiritual sustenance. A magnificent Kachina figure, carrier of prayers to be borne on feathers, dances on this very large old storage jar. The ancient painted two-piece headdress and gourd rattle echo that messenger’s proper attire to begin the somber ceremony.