Kokopelli #1 (The Family)
is a fertility deity, often being depicted as a
humpbacked flute player. In the Hopi tradition,
Kokopelli carries unborn children on his back and
delivers them to women (which is why young girls
often fear him).
Other tribes like the Zuni associate Kokopelli with
the rains and in depictions of maize grinding
"This carving is made from Indian Slate has a
nice color variation. My typical hangers are
made from bamboo, but I chose to use driftwood which
felt more in character with the Southwestern motif."