I had never even heard of Kokopelli until I traveled to Santa Fe, NM several years ago. After two days, I began seeing him in my sleep – he was everywhere.
According to www.indigenouspeople.net, Kokopelli was known as a fertility god, prankster, healer and story teller. He embodies the true American Southwest and dates back over 3,000 years ago.
I am sure that when the first petroglyphs of this hunch-backed, flute-playing figure were being carved into rock walls and boulders, no one could possibly have anticipate the depth and breadth, not to mention creativity, of etsy sellers…
According to TheGeckosNest, this Hopi-Indian Style Birdhouse was created from a hodgepodge of upcycled materials complimenting its vibrant, diverse and colorful theme! All the wood was salvaged from shipping crates, pallets, wine boxes, a variety of short molding and dowel scraps, a scrap pile of small and damaged pieces like the damaged clock face that makes up the square base and the four moons pulled off the same clock.
OK, I shouldn’t play favorites, but I can’t help it. How can you not love a Kokopelli Oak Carved Toilet Seat – or we southern belles call it, a “commode seat.” AllenbriteBath has even provided a website so that you may view his carving and painting process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo1PFknFfg4
And finally, what would a Monday Morning Musings be without a – drum roll, please – sock monkey. Yay! And Foxy G. does not disappoint. Here, in all his glory, is Sockopelli on a mounted polymer rubber stamp by terbearco.