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The Humpback Flute Player (Kokopelli) is an engaging image that originated in the ancient Anasazi culture and was brought into the present by the Pueblo Indians. This classic figure of a bent over stick figure playing a flute has been associated with shamanism and supernatural qualities. He is a magical being who, by playing his flute, calls the clouds to make rain. Today, the Hopi play flutes over the springs to attract rain. Kokopelli is also a symbol for fertility because he carries seeds and mist in his hump. He is mischievous when it comes to seducing young maidens! The Navajo counterpart to Kokopelli is the Humpback God who wears mountain sheep horns. His hump, which has eagle feathers radiating from it, also contains seeds and mist. He carries a wand and is called the God of Mist, God of Plenty or God of the Harvest. He is nearly always portrayed with an image of corn. It is interesting to note that the hump, an abnormality or deformity, is considered special, even magical and transformative like fantastic creatures, such as unicorns, griffins, etc. Shamans are often deformed or have at some point narrowly escaped physical death.

There are 3 different sized of Kokopelli available. Large Kokopelli stands 13 inches tall. Medium Kokopelli stands 10.25 inches tall & small Kokopelli is 7.5 inches tall. Etching will vary on each.


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