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Johannaa' éí - The Sun, Life Source Energy

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Acrylic and Oil

 

Description

Johannaa' éí can be translated in Navajo as Sun (pronounced Joe haan aa ay). It is generally understood in most indigenous cultures, including the Navajo, that the Sun provides light and heat, and is a source of energy for life. There are numerous Navajo stories about the Sun. Some talk of the Sun as a great Turquoise disc that is carried by a being, sometimes depicted as an old man, who rides a horse across the sky each day. For the Navajo, the cardinal directions are indicated by the positions of the Sun. Western cardinal directions place North at the top of maps while East is at the top of Navajo maps. Traditional Navajo sand paintings. as well as most ceremonies and stories, begin in the East.

Indigenous Education Institute

The Indigenous Education Institute (IEI) is an Indigenous-based, non-profit (501.c3) corporation, based in Friday Harbor, WA. The mission of the Institute is to promote, preserve and apply traditional Indigenous knowledge to contemporary life. This includes research and educational projects of all kinds. IEI is committed to using Indigenous knowledge to promote and understand the importance of the interconnections of all things. IEI is committed to the restoration of imbalance and sustaining an ecologically sound environment.

IEI acknowledges that the earth is an integral part of a much larger universe. Stories are often told in the Indigenous world of the connections between Mother Earth and Father Sky. We are made of the same chemistry as the stars. Studies of Indigenous astronomies illuminate these connections and show the participation of humans in the universe. Our website: http://www.indigenouseducation.org

About Our Prints

The giclée prints are produced on high quality archival materials: Breathing Color Elegance Velvet Platinum Fine Art Paper - A 310gsm, bright white, fine art paper with a lightly textured vellum surface; a 100% cotton fiber paper offering a better color gamut and D-Max than any other velvet surface paper on the market.

Stretched Canvas Prints

We offer 3/4" solid hardwood stretcher bars with back staple. Prints are on Breathing Color Chromata white , acid free, cotton-poly blend matte artist stretch canvas. All stretched prints are protected with a matte finish archival UV varnish. If you prefer semi gloss or gloss please let us know.

Matting and Framing

If you prefer to have your giclée print framed and matted by our Gallery please let us know. We will provide you with a fair price and adjust the shipping charges to reflect the mat, frame, and glass. We would be pleased to perform this work for you.

 

The original painting is in a private collection

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