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"Young San Felipe Green Corn Dancer"
16 "H x 9 "W x 7"D
ED-8  2017  Bronze

The Green Corn Dance is held by many Native American Peoples throughout the United States. It's an annual ceremony held at the beginning of the corn harvest or ripening of the corn crop. Each community has its own significance and social structure to this spiritual event, but most ceremonies are for giving praise and thanksgiving to God for providing them with the food that sustains them throughout the year. They also are for purifications, restoring balance and making of new beginnings.
The young dancer, in the sculpture, is wearing the traditional tableta (headdress) and clothing of the San Felipe pueblo that is worn during this special event.