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sand painting depicting Rainbow
  • S. Vailey
  • sand painting depicting Rainbow, latest year 1994
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • particle board, sand, pigment
  • Object Height/Width: 31 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Width: 12 3/16 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7742

The rectangular particle board is covered with sand. It has a light brown field with a single figure with a curved body. The figure has a round white head with black slits for the eyes and mouth. There are three stylized feathers on the head with a waving light brown line from the head downward. It has a brown torso and arms. The arms are raised to one side, one holds a rattle and the other a three pronged object. Orange string with a stylized feather at the end dangles from the lower arm. The figure wears a black and white mottled kilt with three white circles and an orange sash. It has brown legs with black detail.