Kim Seyesnem Obrzut

(Little Butterfly Girl)

25"H x9.5"w x 8.5"D

"Polimana" translates as Butterfly Girl in Hopi.

A young girl initiated in the Hopi way wears her hair in the traditional style of a Butterfly Whorl. This style of hair shows her availability for marriage. The whorls represent butterfly wings.

The butterfly is celebrated for its beauty and its contribution in pollinating plant life. The pollen eaters signify rain and the abundance of the coming crops that we depend on for survival. The butterfly figure is prominent in prehistoric Hopi pottery and are frequently mentioned in mythological tales.

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.