ᎢᏳᎾᏛᏁᎵᏓᏍᏗ / iyunadvnelidasdi / How Are We Supposed to Live

Type of art: Diverse Art Forms

ᎠᎦᏍᎦᏂ ᎠᎬᏱ, ᎠᎦᏘᏏ ᎣᏂ (L 1st, R last): ᎤᎵᏍᎨᏗ ᏕᎦᏓᏰᎸᏎᏍᏗ hold the existence of others as sacred ᏂᏗᎥ ᏴᏫ ᏕᎩᏠᏯᏍᏗᏍᎨᏍᏗ include one another in all things ᏕᎦᏓᏅᎦᎳᏍᏍᎨᏍᏗ be pruning ourselves ᏕᎦᏓᏲᎯᏂᎨᏍᏗ reach as far as we can to hold hands with one another ᏕᎦᏓᏟᏴᏎᏍᏗ embrace one another no matter what ᏚᏳᎪᏛ ᎢᏗᏢ ᏕᎦᏓᏎᎮᏗᏍᎨᏍᏗ guide one another in the right way ᏕᎦᏓᎨᏳᏎᏍᏗ value the existence of one another ᏗᎦᏓᏩᏛᎯᏙᎮᏍᏗ visit/find one another ᏗᎦᏓᏂᎳᎨᎨᎮᏍᏗ ᏴᏫ ᎢᏕᎲᎢ serve guide and provide for one another like an elder or sibling ᏕᎦᏓᎸᏉᏕᏍᏗ like one another unconditionally ᏗᎦᏗᏤᎲᏍᏗᏍᎨᏍᏗ ᏄᏓᏅᏘᏳ ᏗᎦᏓᏅᏫᏍᏗᏍᎨᏍᏗ encourage one another in a kind and gentle way 4 colors symbolize 4 cardinal directions. Beads are white because ᏣᎳᎩ ᎣᎩᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗ (our Cherokee language) leads us to the white path toward ᎤᏁᏝᏅᎯ (God). The middle white weaving is symbolic of it and crystal beads show it is long and winding so we must be aware and follow it with diligence. It is easy to lose your way. 13 weavings symbolize the 13 lunar months.

Materials: Wool yarn and glass beads

Technique: Oblique fingerweaving

Size: 28 inches by 36 inches

Price: $4,000
Candessa Tehee
Cherokee Nation
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