[PW] Zuni ring design Now HOPI ring design

Barbara Schmidt schmidtbrb at gmail.com
Sun Aug 26 17:26:49 PDT 2018


I would recommend you go directly to the Hopi tribal establishment and
inquire.  They should be able to point you to an authority who can help.
Their website is

https://www.hopi-nsn.gov/

Barb

On Sunday, August 26, 2018, GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandido <
graceanneladyhawk at gmail.com> wrote:

> I led myself, and all of you, down the wrong path, as the ring is Hopi not
> Zuni. The side motif, as Jeanne mentions, is often seen as part of the
> Figure in the Maze design, flanking the sides, but it is also a motif used
> as a framing device. I believe it has a meaning of its own, but it may echo
> the archetype of the Maze. The central motif looks like a rising/setting
> sun, but I am trying also to find out if it is one or the other, if that is
> indicated, and also if the sun figures another meaning.
> I am grateful for all of your help, and I will continue my search.
>
> GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandido in New York City
> graceanneladyhawk at gmail.com ladyhawk at well.com
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> A word after a word after a word is power*. "Spelling" Margaret Atwood
>
>
>
> On Sun, Aug 26, 2018 at 8:01 PM Bristol Library <bplref at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > The center one looks like a rising/setting sun to me as well. The suns
> all
> > have a division line in the upper half as this one does, then meets a
> > horizontal line. The ones on the side look a bit like an elongated
> version
> > maze symbol that I see on the sides of bracelets with the Man in the Maze
> > motif.  There is an example here:
> > https://www.horsekeeping.com/jewelry/info/man-maze.htm
> > Not an expert, by any means!
> >
> > Jeanne
> >
> > On Sun, Aug 26, 2018 at 4:19 PM GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandido <
> > graceanneladyhawk at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > These designs in Zuni jewelry are never just designs. They always have
> > > symbolism and meaning. What they represent is not always obvious. I am
> > > trying to track down specifically what they represent.
> > >
> > > GraceAnne
> > > GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandido in New York City
> > > graceanneladyhawk at gmail.com ladyhawk at well.com
> > > https://girasoleazzurra.com/*
> > > A word after a word after a word is power*. "Spelling" Margaret Atwood
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Sun, Aug 26, 2018 at 3:57 PM Karen Lofstrom <klofstrom at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Re GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandido <graceanneladyhawk at gmail.com>
> request
> > > for
> > > > input on a ring design:
> > > >
> > > > The central motif is just a sun. I'm not sure that one has to attach
> > any
> > > > meaning to it. It's obvious, yes?
> > > > The flanking triangles look to me as if they are there simply for
> > > aesthetic
> > > > reasons, to frame the sun motif. Which they do nicely.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Karen Lofstrom
> > > > not at all an expert in Zuni symbolism, obviously
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