Eleven years ago, we spent a bit over four months in Santa Fe, where the photo ops never seemed to stop.

This is one of my favorite art pieces that we saw there. It is entitled “Sipapu”, which is the Hopi word for an idea that is (my interpretation) “the place the people come from”.

The Wikipedia article is pretty skimpy.

There is an update on ANIMALS SPOTTED today.


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10 Responses to Sipapu

  1. Sherry says:

    That is just a gorgeous piece of art. Was it done by an indigenous person? I thought I remembered that the hole in the top of the kiva was called Sipapu.


    • judilyn says:

      I don’t recall who the artist was. Too long ago for this tired ol’ brain. Wikipedia doesn’t say much about it, but there are a lot of depictions of it in the art of the west as being an opening of some sort. The Wikipedia article shows a small hole in the floor of the kiva which is purported to be the sipapu.


  2. Such an impressive work of art.


  3. Clanmother says:

    This is remarkable!


    • judilyn says:

      Downtown Santa Fe has dozens of open-air art galleries where you can wander around these magnificent pieces. At the time we were there, we were still living fulltime in our motorhome, so buying anything was out of the question.

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  4. Liz says:

    It looks really nice. Is it curved out of stone or wood? are those people streaming down or what? What an amazing piece of art!


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