10.5''H x 13''W
All live plants and animals are one and all have spirits. The in high desert of the Southwest the butterfly is celebrated for its beauty and its contribution in pollinating plant life. The butterflies fly from flower to flower, helping them grow. The butterfly helps to bring rain to the flowers and plants. This is a large responsibility for a small creature.
All Hopi ceremonies are asking for blessings, and the young girl looks forward to the social Butterfly Dance held in August and early September, as a petition for rain, good health, and long life for all living things. This dance is mainly comprised of youths and young adults. It is full of color, splendor, meaningful lyrics in their songs and contentment...
She has no face, which symbolizes the egalitarian society of the Hopi people. She represents a people, not an individual. The Hopi thought is: One Mind, one Body, and one Spirit.