Saturday, August 11, 2012

An Ancient Motif -- The Sunface

The sun symbol is an ancient motif that appears in petroglyphs throughout the Southwest. The example on the top is painting on a wall at the Painted Desert Inn and as a contrast, you can see the same design in this outbuilding constructed on the Petrified Forest National Park. For years, we used this design on our business cards and letterhead as a logo in a simplified form. This particular variation is commonly associated with Hopi traditional designs and appears in jewelry and other places.

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