Our Artwork Inspired by Mimbres Designs
Abstract geometric pattern with concentric spirals. May represent a whirlwind.
Abstract geometric pattern with lines and spirals. Has four-fold symmetry. (Symmetry of rotation.)
Abstract geometric pattern with rectangles and curves.
Man turning into a crane. Or is it the other way around?
Warrior with shield and weapons.
This fish monster was vanquished by the Hero Twins. The Navajo have similar mythology
The moon was considered to be a rabbit which was regularly devoured by an eagle, with the degree of devourment changing according to lunar phase. This sculpture represents this myth.
Life in the desert was often precarious, and rats sometimes tipped the balance the wrong way.
Shaman with a pipe in one hand and a bell in the other. The pipe has feathers on the end. The posture seems to indicate sitting, but the figure is actually dancing.
Dragonflies are voracious hunters of insects, particularly mosquitos, and their four wings give them great agility.
A flying insect, probably a mosquito.
A pinch bug. This may represent an ant lion larvae which feeds upon ants. It digs a conical pit and waits at the center. When an ant falls in, the ant lion hurls sand at the ant until it falls to the bottom of the pit. The ant lion then punctures the ant with its jaws and sucks out its bodily fluids.
Sand blowers dig themselves into the sand and appear to be blowing it about.
The scorpion is a voracious hunter -- of insects, small animals, and even other scorpions -- and its sting is dangerous, sometimes fatal, to humans.
A spider, probably a black widow spider based on the abdomen's shape. Black widows are common in the southwest and their bite is very dangerous and often fatal.
A water skater which walks on the surface of streams.
A conversation between a crane and a fish.
A crane swallowing many fish. Cranes are voracious eaters. (Each of the fish has eyes and gills, but the small size shown here does not make this very clear.)
The bat is often associated with protection.
A gekko or lizard.
A gekko, or lizard, with gekko shaped cutouts.
A jack rabbit.
A mountain sheep. These are wily and mean, and can be dangerous to hunt.
A snake with cutouts.
A turkey gobbler (male turkey).
A female turkey.