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The swastika symbol in Navajo textiles

Dennis J. Aigner

The swastika symbol in Navajo textiles

by Dennis J. Aigner

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Published by DAI Press in Laguna Beach, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aigner, Dennis J. -- Art collections,
  • Navajo textile fabrics,
  • Navajo textile fabrics -- Private collections -- California -- Laguna Beach,
  • Swastikas,
  • Swastikas in art

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Dennis J. Aigner.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE99.N3 A35 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination71 leaves :
    Number of Pages71
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23683893M
    ISBN 109780970189837
    LC Control Number2009906602

    In his book, The Swastika Symbol in Navajo Textiles, Dennis J. Aigner cites Thomas Wilson's research in the s that the earliest evidence of the swastika in America was found in excavations in Tennessee and Ohio. "That the swastika found its way to the Western Hemisp in prehistoric times cannot be doubted In Navajo myth the swastika.   The swastika is an ancient symbol that has been used for over 3, years. (That even predates the ancient Egyptian symbol, the Ankh!) Artifacts such as pottery and coins from ancient Troy show that the swastika was a commonly used symbol as far back as : Jennifer Rosenberg.

      The “rolling-log motif” is a Native American symbol that resembles, but pre-dates, the Nazi use of the swastika. At the August 13 market, the activists demanded the blanket be removed. Recommended Reading: The Swastika Symbol in Navajo Textiles by Dennis J. Aigner Provenance: unknown Whirling Log Symbol: the swastika - or "svastika" from the ancient Sanskrit language - is one of our most universal and positive symbols.

    In his book, The Swastika Symbol in Navajo Textiles, Dennis J. Aigner cites Thomas Wilson's research in the s that the earliest evidence of the swastika in America was found in excavations in Tennessee and Ohio. The swastika (from Sanskrit svástika; also known outside the Indian subcontinent as the Hakenkreuz, gammadion cross, cross cramponnée, croix gammée, fylfot, or tetraskelion) is an ancient Indo-European religious symbol with the earliest known example found in Mezine, modern Ukraine, that generally takes the form of an equilateral cross with four legs each bent at 90 degrees in either right.


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A book entitled, The Swastika Motif: Its Use in Navajo and Oriental Weaving, by Dennis J. Aigner, is available for purchase on Amazon for $, plus shipping. It details the ancient history of the swastika symbol and its incorporation into Navajo and Oriental weavings.

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whirling log: the swastika symbol in navajo textiles The swastika--or svastika from the ancient Sanskrit language--is one of our most universal and positive symbols. Literally it means "auspicious mark", but in various cultures it has signified well-being, highest perfection, happiness, pleasure and good luck.

A great deal of interest was generated in the swastika symbol around the turn of the twentieth century and was fueled in part by an report of the U.S. National Museum written by Thomas Wilson entitled The Swastika: The Earliest Known Symbol, and Its symbol became a very popular design element representing good luck and was prevalent in period architecture, advertising.

“That symbol is not just our symbol. It’s a universal symbol,” Eskeets said. During World War II, Eskeets said the U.S. government asked the Navajo to “hold off” on using the symbol.

So for an unknown amount of time, Eskeets said metalsmiths. At first glance, the square-shaped symbols looked like swastikas — a symbol Hitler’s Nazis made synonymous with death in World War II. But, as it turns out, they weren’t swastikas at all.

They’re sacred Navajo emblems that pre-date World War II. In his book, The Swastika Symbol in Navajo Textiles, Dennis J. Aigner explains what the swastika represents to the Navajo People–the four arms of a whirling log. The Navajos tell a tale of a man, castaway from his tribe, who rolls down river in a hollowed-out log (represented by the swastika).

The Nazi fylfot, known as the swastika or hakenkreuz (“hook-cross”) is actually a Teutonic runic ideograph called “Thorshamarr” — “the hammer of Thor.” Although the Nazis emphasized the aggressive, martial implications of this symbol, its primary.

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As a result, the swastika symbol does not appear in Navajo weavings or. The swastika or sauwastika — as a character, 卐 (right-facing or clockwise) or 卍 (left-facing or counterclockwise) respectively — is a geometrical figure and an ancient religious icon in the cultures of is used as a symbol of divinity and spirituality in Indian religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

In the Western world, it was a symbol of auspiciousness and. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Swastika Symbol in Navajo Textiles at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5.

In his book, The Swastika Symbol in Navajo Textiles, Dennis J. Aigner cites Thomas Wilson's research in the s that the earliest evidence of the swastika in America was found in excavations in Tennessee and Ohio.

"That the swastika found its way to the Western Hemisphere in prehistoric times cannot be doubted". The book is filled of illustrations showing how this symbol were used by many cultures from many lands across the face of this planet thousands of years prior to Hitler's Third Reich.

Hitler's claims that swastika is a pure "Aryan" symbol mocked his own understanding of this by: 6. The Navajo people have a rich history of beautiful traditions that are proudly passed down from generation to generation; many of which can be seen in the gorgeous weavings and tapestries of the Navajo most storied cultures, the Navajo believe in powerful deities and forces that have guided them on their p.

Both are swastikas. Swastika is Sanskrit meaning “well-being”. Throughout most of history, it has been associated with order and stability. The unfortunate association of the swastika with Hitler understandably makes some people uncomfortable when they see a similar symbol on Native American baskets, rugs and jewelry.

JB Moore Crystal with Whirling logs. Circa GHT The swastika motif goes back thousands of years in human culture. One of the oldest symbols made by humans, the swastika dates back some 6, years to rock and cave paintings. Scholars generally agree it originated in India. In the Navajo culture the swastika or Whirling Log, represents well being, good luck and.

The Swastika is a holy sign and symbol from thousands of years ago. Practically, the only symbol that is more important in the Vedic tradition is the Sanskrit Om Symbol. It is an ancient symbol and has been found on sculptures from the early excavations of Mohenjo-Daro.With the emergence of the Sanskrit language came the term 'swastika', a combination of 'su', or good, and 'asti', to be; in other words, well-being." From Wikipedia: "The swastika was a widely used Native American symbol.

It was used by many southwestern tribes, most notably the Navajo. Among different tribes the swastika carried various meanings. Swastika symbol gained bad reputation when it was used by Hitler as a symbol of Nazi (Hakenkreuz Symbol). He did so because ancient Indians used it and he believed that Aryans were the Germans ancestors, and swastika had been “eternally anti-Semitic.” Although all swastikas are bent crosses based on a chiral symmetry, they appear with different geometrical details: as compact .