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  • Backs of candle-holders
  • Thunderbird Sand-paintings on glass globe candle holders
  • Signatures on the bottom of each sand-painted candle holder
  • Side view of the two Thunderbirds.
  • Another example of how the backsides are painted with intricate sand patterns.
  • Sun faces
  • At night with tealight candles lit
  • Another night time view with tea light candles lit.
  • Showing the side of one with mountain and birds.
  • Angle view of an "End of the Trail" with birds (where the * star is is where the cross is painted on that one).
  • "End of the Trail" Sand painting on glass globe with star (*) and bird.
  • Bear Fetish and End of the Trail with candles lit at night.

Native American Indian made Candle Holder Sand Paintings

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Bingo Smith, a full-blood Navajo Indian, with help from his teenage son Lamar, meticulously painted each of these glass globes with all natural sand.  Bingo himself told me that the colors comes from the sands of nature, found near where they live near Farmington, NM for the most part.  These sandpaintings are the same type of art as the flat sand-paintings certain Native American peoples are known for.  No dyes used; only naturally colored sand from New Mexico and Arizona.  These are striking on their own, but put a tealight or votive candle (in another small holder for easy removal and clean-up) and light them at night and you'll truly enjoy these scenes from American Indian history and storytelling.  These southwestern glass globe candle and potpourri holders make excellent gifts for those who appreciate genuine Native American-made goods.  Each candleholder has their signature on the bottom.  They are striking when the candle is lit in a darkish room.  Two tealight candles are included, along with a card telling about the artisan as described here.

The "End of the Trail" with bird(s) have a star to the left of the rider on horse; the other one has a small cross painted in that spot.  All are one of a kind, individually created with New Mexico and Arizona natural sands meticulously glused onto the glass globe.

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