Kokopelli is a Hopi word meaning (roughly) wooden-backed; most of the familiar depictions of Kokopelli are copied from Hopi art, which in turn is derived from ancient Anasazi glymphs.
Known as a fertility god, prankster, healer and story teller, Kokopelli has been a source of wonder throughout the country for centuries. Kokopelli embodies the true American Southwest, and dates back over 3,000 years ago, when the first petroglyphs were carved. Although his true origins are unknown, this traveling, flute-playing Casanova is a sacred figure to many Southwestern Native Americans. Carvings of this hunch-backed flute-playing figure have been found painted and carved into rock walls and boulders throughout the Southwest.
When I first saw this quilt featured on one of my favourite websites, I just had to make it for my friend Norma. Norma and her husband Bruce spent their honeymoon in Arizona and they loved it so much they went back on vacation.
I am going to get Norma to help me write this post!!! AND take some more pictures!
Finished and delivered!