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Kokopelli Metal Art

Updated: Aug 4, 2021

Kokopelli’s metal art is from a mythical character that represents a flute player, is from ancient beliefs from the origins of American South-West. It is a symbol of joy, feast, fertility, and long life.



Some people refer to the character as a storyteller, a spirit of music, a rainmaker, minstrel, seducer, a teacher, a seducer, and a healer. It explains the wisdom of age with a lesson for everyone. Kokopelli’s metal art helps to be relaxed and not be serious. In some art, the bump will contain plants, seeds, medicinal artifacts, and sacred.


When showing the seeds, it was from the hump he will be singing and playing with a flute while breathing. Most people use Kokopelli metal art when welcoming a season of planting corn while talking about the sky and wind. The flute is heard from the spring breeze to bring warmth from the cold and winter. This legend brings good fortune and prosperity, especially to people who listen to music. The flute will announce his coming and when leaving.


Kokopelli’s metal art is from a predominant figure from a religious history from 500 A.D to 1325 A.D. The art is for fertility and worshiped in many tribes in the Southwest; it has always been an insect, warrior, trickster, musician, a traveling salesman, and a hunting magician.

It has a varying likeness from another legend, shown as a humpbacked flute player. Kokopelli metal art comes with antennas and phallus, especially in the head protrusions. Other imaged show clubfeet and knobby knees, with deformities like a humpback and a permanent erection. That is why the result is a Pot’s Disease similar to tuberculosis.


The humpback has undergone an evolution from the sack known as slinging on the shoulders. Its sack of trade believing to contain goods for sale; the belief is that it represented the early traders from Aztec. They are from Potchecas from America; they were salespersons who traveled in the Aztec and Maya cities. They had sacks with goods on their backs; the flute announced their trade when they were near home.


He had a sack full of gifts, and the belief was that they were babies left with the young women. In Pueblo’s village, the wondering art has a sack of songs trading on old songs for the new songs. Navajo legend stated that Kokopelli is the God of plenty and harvest. The clouds were full of seeds and rainbows. Kokopelli metal art is a global art piece and found represented in various items such as golf balls, furniture, key rings, and clothing.


Spanish missionaries and kachina know it with significance as a human dancer. It is in cottonwood sculpture, as it is currently known. It was seen as a figure in Mississippi culture in the United States, was famous between 1200 to 1400 AD, and came as a humpbacked woman. The forms were representative of the cultural hero and as a founding ancestor. It was a reflection of a concept that would bring fertility, blessings, and water to the people.

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