Mini Canvas Print
Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)
From an original painting by Gerald Dawavendewa created on deerskin that was sent aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1994. In the center is the Sun - Taawa. Above the sun are the symbols of the Earth, the Fourth World to the Hopi, and below the Moon. Radiating from the sun are markings representing the Milky Way. Within the stars are corn plants, a symbol of the four directions. All is encompassed by a rainbow - a symbol of life. Placed with the original Earth Bundle was a Paaho, a prayer feather for blessings of the Astronauts journey.