Kokopelli, the flute player symbol of abundance, joy and fertility. What a better wish for this time of the year?

This is a stained glass piece I made and it is the final look. It was a challenging one because of the irregular forms on his/her body trying to resemble patches on. also the curves along the whole design. I used a technique called copper foil which virtue is that it is harder to work than using came along the glass.

It is about 70 centimeters high by 37 wide.


Often depicted as a humpbacked flute player, this mythic being has survived in recognizable form from Anasazi times to the present. There is something appealing about Kokopelli which fascinates all kinds of people, even in our modern technological age.

Long-distance trade networks and migrations from Mexico apparently helped spread cultural and religious elements, so that by 1500 A.D. fluteplayer images were also included in the Hohokam, Mogollon, and Fremont cultures, in petroglyphs (rock carving), pictographs (rock painting), kiva murals, ceramics and baskets. Today, Kokopelli is one of the Hopi kachinas, and is in many traditional stories and songs of Native Americans of the desert southwest


9 thoughts on “Kokopelli

  1. Cedric, Few places in the U.S. recognize and appreciate Kokopelli than here in New Mexico. He serves as my front door knocker, adorns ceiling lighting in the house and stands guard in the outside landscaping. Your stained glass piece is beautiful and would sell for a small fortune and any number of art shows here! Thanks so much for sharing your detailed creation with us!

    1. What a happy great coincidence! Today I found one beautifully made of wood from another blogger so I decided to post this one. Mainly I post photographs and rarely I post my glass work.

      It had to be today!

      I will post the process of making this one. I think I have some photo story some place.

      Thank you!!

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