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Awatovi Warrior

Delbridge Honanie

About The Awatovi Warrior

The artist's name Coochsiwukioma translates to Falling White Snow.

Mr. Honanie shared his explanation for this painting, Awatovi Warrior

"The Awatovi Warrior is an adaptation of mural designs painted on kiva walls between1100-1400 AD in the ancient village of Awatovi.

The enemies are all around the warrior in the heat of battle.  In Hopi, the Sun Clam warriors are the first to go into against intruders.

The Hopi people work hard for survival by performing ceremonies correctly and by maintaining the proper way of life.  The Supreme Deity rewards the people by providing plent of snow and rain for healthy crops.

Below the warrior are water jugs symbolizing moisture for the crops.  The turtle represents the water clan and can also represent fertility and germination.  The ears of corn are the sacred Mother Corn, the giver of life"

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The artist's name Coochsiwukioma translates to Falling White Snow.

Mr. Honanie shared his explanation for this painting, Awatovi Warrior

"The Awatovi Warrior is an adaptation of mural designs painted on kiva walls between1100-1400 AD in the ancient village of Awatovi.

The enemies are all around the warrior in the heat of battle.  In Hopi, the Sun Clam warriors are the first to go into against intruders.

The Hopi people work hard for survival by performing ceremonies correctly and by maintaining the proper way of life.  The Supreme Deity rewards the people by providing plent of snow and rain for healthy crops.

Below the warrior are water jugs symbolizing moisture for the crops.  The turtle represents the water clan and can also represent fertility and germination.  The ears of corn are the sacred Mother Corn, the giver of life"

About the Artist (1946-deceased)  Cited in Patricia Broder's book Hopi Painting, Honanie joined the Artist Hopid group in 1973.

While living in Phoenix and attending Phoenix Indian School, Honanie studied under Winston Coles before attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.  He studied at the IAIA under Otellie Loloma.

Honanie worked on the Hopi Ceremonial Calendar mural as well as a mural in a building on the Arizona State University campus and in the Academic Building on the American Indian Art campus.
The artist's works have been exhibited in galleries and museums through the United States.

Medium Acrylic on canvas
Canvas size 63" height X 48" width
Frame Painting is in a Plexiglas frame.
Signed "Del Coochsiwukioma 84" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation 1984
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed
Provenance LF