Native American Navajo Sand Paintings,Begay,Johnson Old Search
Three Navajo Sand Paintings "Double Yei" by Begay "Healing God" by L. Johnson "Water Creator (?) " by Bryant (?)
I picked these paintings up at a yard sale. Double Yei and Water Creator are 9" x 9" framed. Healing God is 7 1/2" X 4 1/2" framed. They are previously owned and not perfect. "Healing God" looks good. The cork on the back of "Double Yei" has expanded a bit in the upper and lower left hand corner but is not noticeable on the front. "Water Creator" has a few light spots on the upper left of the front. As you can see by the photos, they are not in perfect condition but they are still lovely.The Navajo word for sandpaintings means "place w the gods come and go." The sandpainting has been used for centuries in religious rituals, including healing ceremonies performed by Navajo medicine men. A sandpainting for a ceremony is made on the ground in the ceremonial hogan and destroyed at the end of the ritual. In order to preserve this long-standing tradition, in the late 1940's Navajos began to create permanent sandpaintings, changing the design slightly to protect the religious significance when these paintings were shown publicly. Pictorial sandpaintings which reflect the Navajo environment and lifestyle are also made. Today sandpaintings are made by slowly trickling sand through the hand onto epoxy-covered particle boards, using sand made from naturally colored crushed rock, stone, and minerals for the different shades and colors. The sandpainting is intended to be hung and has a spot on the back of each frame for hanging. *Payment - MUST be received within 5 DAYS of auctions end unless I am contacted as to a problem. I do combine shipping so please email me if you are waiting on another of my auctions that will end within a reasonable time. My shipping cost includes handling and tracking. *Seller charges sales tax for items shipped to: FL (6.000%). *The only acceptable If you cannot pay by this method then please do not bid. NO EXCEPTIONS. Shipping - I use the shipping method that is least costly to us both unless you request a different method and pay the extra costs. *I ship once or twice a week. Please note that we only ship to the address on file with PayPal. *COMBINED SHIPPING. � I� do combine shipping if the items will fit in the same package without damaging each other. Cost will be calculated after you send me an ebay request for combined ship. You must pay for the items at the same time. *Seller is not responsible for service transit time. This information is provided by the carrier and excludes weekends and holidays. Note that transit times may vary, particularly during peak periods. Insurance is optional but can be added for a small amount such as $1.80 for every $50.00. Please ask if you would like it and it is not offered in the auction. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PACKAGE IF NOT INSURED ONCE IT LEAVES MY HANDS! INTERNATIONAL BUYERS will be considered on an individual basis based on feedback and the size of the package. Please email me before you bid.� I reserve the right to consider the next highest bidder if you do not meet this criteria. EMAIL me to arrange shipping method before you pay for the item. THANK YOU. Regarding USED items: These items are vintage and/or antique - roughly 40 years old or more.� � I take lots of photos and you have the ability to supersize the photos to check on things that may be important to YOU that I may have overlooked. I am older and the camera sees better than I do. Please look at the photos and read the descriptions carefully and ask questions. I will be happy to double check the items. Because of this, I will not be accepting returns. This holds true for any newer� used items, as well. Thank you for looking and HAPPY� BIDDING! If you are not satisfied please notify me before leaving feedback and I will get back with you ASAP so we can work so...
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