LA SPADA

-HAND-EMBROIDERED GOLD, PLATINUM, AND COPPER SEAD BEADS, IVORY PEARLS, GOLD PAILETTE, MATTE GOLD LEAF PAILETTES, METALLIC THREADWORK.

-150GR WHITE SILK GEORGETTE; SILK GEORGETTE LINING.

-EMBROIDERY: 635 HOURS

β€œIn 1977 the artist Anna Sofaer visited Chaco Canyon; she recorded petroglyphs on Fajada Butte at the Sun Dagger site...She noted three large stone slabs leaning against the cliff which channel light and shadow markings onto two spiral petroglyphs on the cliff wall. On her second visit she saw a "dagger of light"

bisecting one of the spirals. At about 11:15 am. on the summer solstice a dagger-shaped light form pierces the larger of the two spirals. At one extreme in the moon's eighteen- to nineteen-year cycle, a shadow bisects the larger spiral just
as the moon rises; and at its other extreme, nine-and-a-half years later, the shadow of the rising moon falls on the left edge of the larger spiral...”