“Two Navajo Girls,” Two preschool age Navajo girls sitting next to each other. Both are wearing velvet like tops and long gathered, tiered skirts. They both are wearing beaded necklaces of several strands and a concho belt. The girls both look unhappy.
My son had a blast using these stones as a jumping off point to tell his own tales! Native Americans often used symbols to tell stories. Some symbols looked just like the concepts or objects they represented and others were more abstract. My son and I went to a Native American tribe's website to look up symbols so that we could make our own (super simple!) storytelling stones.
The beautiful eyes of the American Indian children in the oil paintings of Alfredo Rodriguez (1954, American Painter) § "Alfredo Rodriguez (1954, American)" by Marco from I am a Child ~ children in art history (http://iamachild.wordpress.com). Blog posted on May 24, 2011. § Collage created via http://pinthemall.net