A Navajo Prayer Pot

Navajo Prayer Pot

Last week in Scottsdale, AZ I photographed a remarkable 3 1/2 year old Native American dancer. I then met a Native American artist whose Navajo Prayer Pot knocked me out. Her story about the pot and her inter-tribalĀ marriage made a great video interview. Meet Brooklyn Benally.

4 thoughts on “A Navajo Prayer Pot

  1. Wow, amazing interview with the young woman. It’s very cool that the prayer pot has relevance to the basket that you own. Total congruence. Very, very cool.

    1. What an inspiring story, to hear of how their artistry conveys their beliefs. Brought a tear to my eyes; wouldn’t we all like to go back and have another conversation with those we love who are no longer with us . . . the opportunity to hear more about why we are who we are. It’s true that parts of our ancestry many times die with those who are gone; those traditions and memories seem to not be as important to future generations, or somehow they just get diluted.

      Anyway, I think you “stole” the prayer pot! Her husband spent 2 months creating it!

  2. She had a story to tell and a memory to share and you provided her with the means by which to tell and share….terrific….

  3. This is a beautiful story about the prayer pot, all the meanings of the symbols, and the lovely interview — and wonderful photos of that young dancer.
    Very inspiring, Rick. wow.


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