OP 15362-737

(Documentary Artifact): One b/w photographic print of a ceremonial sand painting by Jose Venado. According to Davis’ notes on the verso of the prints from this series of sand painting images, the sand painting represents creation, earth, water, sky and animals. A bolt of calico is laid out around the painting and money is thrown in. Ceremonial plumes of Pescado and Lucario Cuevish (also spelled Locario Chavish/Chaves/Chavez) were buried at the end of the ceremony.

Notes on verso of print:
OP 15362-737/ 86:15900-1720/IN REF BOOK/[Written by Davis:] Rincon Aug 31 1930/ Sand painting by Jose/ Venado – white – black -/ + red sand or powder/ representing creation./ Ceremonial plumes buried/ in holes in centre/

According to additional information provided by the community on 9/2011: Pescado’s full name is Pescado Callac.