THE PASSING OF ORAL TRADITIONS

Two larger than life permanent outdoor sculptures.

The design, a grandmother dressed in traditional Zuni clothes, in conversation with a young boy, symbolizes the passing of oral traditions.This concept is especially important in Zuni because their language is not written down.

These sculptures were made with the help of about fifty Zuni Residents including Zuni Entrepreneurial Enterprises (ZEE) Recycling Center clients, staff and community members.



The Passing of Oral Traditions

Passing Oral Traditions

Finishing Touches

Grandmother's Face

Grandmother's Fancy Scarf (detail)

Grandmother's Skirt (detail)

Zuni Helpers

Zuni Workshop

Loom for Weaving

Belt Loom

Belt Loom

Belt Loom

Preparing Materials

Making Jewelry

Grandmother's Armature

Grandmother and Holly

Boy and Kids

Boy's Face

Grandmother and Jewelry
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