1950s Hopi Sun Tableta
- 1950s Hopi Sun Tableta
- Pueblo Dance Tabletas Are Very Difficult To Find.
- This Is Because Usually They Are Not Sold Or Produced Commercially.
- This tableta from Hopi Pueblo is cut from a single board.
- It has a strap of twisted native cotton.
- Additional holes are drilled around the opening where ties once threaded through.
- The dance is used to invoke rain.
- Carved eagle feathers that were originally topped with bird plumes are painted with cloud designs.
- The paint appears to be acrylic.
- Stepped clouds are cut into the headdress on either side.
- The central top design shows raindrops.
- Below the sunfaces eyes, is a large design of clouds thunder and rain.
- They are in varying colors that we think represents the sacred plants.
- Towards the bottom are two ears of corn, one blue and one red.
- This piece came out of an old pottery collection.
- It measures 20 1/2″ tall x 15 1/2″ wide.
- Traditional Native American Items