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Duane Koyawena Öngtupqa SS Tee


Duane Koyawena is a self taught artist with over ten years of professional experience. As a young adult, art became an important way for him to connect with his cultural identity. As a Hopi/Tewa artist , it remains a significant part of his artistic expressions. After working for more than a decade as a Mental Health Technician, Duane transitioned to a full time career in art. 

From the Artist: The Grand Canyon is deeply significant to the Hopi people. This image is a representation of what the Hopi call Öngtupqa, the Grand Canyon. The Sipapuni, located at the bottom of the canyon, is the Hopi place of emergence where we all came from to this 4th world. The Sipapuni is symbolized by the prayer feathers in the center. Tawa, the sun is a direction of prayer for the strength, well being , and guidance to a good life. Together, these represent the importance of the Grand Canyon to the Hopi people as a sacred place.

This Unisex Heather Black tee is made in the USA of Repreve® fabric and is super soft.

Duane's Logo is featured on the left sleeve.

Apparel, Native American