Sand Paintings, Once A Sacred American Indian Tradition, Now A Treasured Art! Sand paintings add beauty and mystique to any room in your home and make excellent gifts for family and friends. Will Redbird paintings have arrived, as requested by our customers. In an exhausting search I have found only six of Will Redbird's paintings, sketched, painted, signed and dated with several different years. Click any Photo for a larger view & for the Descriptions!
Sand painting has its origin in the healing ceremony of the American Indian's Medicine Man. The Medicine Man would lie an injured, sick or troubled tribe member on the ground and create a picture using colored sand around the person. The sick or injured person was at the center of the painting, in an attempt to draw out what ever was causing the infirmed persons problem. Once the Medicine man was finished with his work of creating his image, or 'sand painting', members of the tribe would remove the sick person and the images in the sand would be destroyed, in an attempt to destroy whatever was ailing the person.
Our Sandpaintings are signed or initialed by the Artist who created the item and many paintings have the Artists picture on the back as well. Please visit our other store for additional sandpaintings, -> ArizonaIndianJewelry.Express shipping option is not available on Sandpaintings due to weight.