11.75'' H x 8.5''W
The Butterfly Maiden represents rebirth, beauty, fertility, balance, freedom, and nature. Her symbols are butterflies, seedlings, rainwater, clouds, and spring flowers. In Hopi tradition, the Butterfly Maiden is one who rules the springtime and the earth's fertility. Butterfly Maiden flutters into our lives today to reconnect us with nature and to help us rediscover that graceful butterfly within each of us - the one that effortlessly rises above problems, making the world its flower.
Butterflies have an special meaning and importance to the Hopi people. They are a symbol of renewal and spring. Butterflies are seen in all types of Hopi art including, Hopi basketry, textiles, pottery, sculpture and jewelry. Butterflies are associated with much needed rain for growing corn and other crops. The butterfly dance, a social dance that occurs at the end of every summer, has spiritual significance. The dance is a prayer to bring rains and also is a celebration in the gathering of dancers, singers, and families.