Man in the maze

Man in the maze

Man in the maze, the labyrinth of life

Long time ago, the "O'odham" people used to represent "The man in the maze" mostly on their baskets, then, later Hopi tribe picked it up for their jewellery.

The interpretation of this symbol vary from family to family, but the common one is that circle with a man and a labyrinth represent life, with good and dark paths, birth and death.

The man at the top represents birth (of individual, of family or of tribe). The maze under him represents the changes one goes through during life. With each twist and turn, the man becomes more understanding and stronger as a person. The dark center represents death or the begining of a new journey and thus, the cycle repeats itself.

The journey of life is a journey through a maze, begining at birth and continuing through childhood, adulthood and finally ending in old age.

Selection of the month

    • Woman Navajo ring with Turquoise Mountain Turquoise set in silver
    • Woman Navajo Ring #8 Turquoise set in silver
    • Man Navajo ring Turquoise Mountain Turquoise set in silver
    • Woman Navajo Bracelet with a raw Sleeping Beauty Turquoise set in Silver
    • Woman Navajo Bracelet in Silver
    • Woman Navajo bracelet Sleeping Beauty Turquoise on silver
    • Unisex <span style=color: #828282; background-color: #ffffff;>Cross Navajo pendant Turquoise set in silver. </span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #828282; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #828282; /><span style=color: #828282; background-color: #ffffff;>Size: 42mm x 22mm </span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #828282; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #828282; /><span style=color: #828282; background-color: #ffffff;>Sterling silver : 925/1000e.</span></p
    • Unisex <span style=color: #828282; background-color: #ffffff;>Navajo pendant Turquoise set in silver. </span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #828282; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #828282; /><span style=color: #828282; background-color: #ffffff;>Size: 28mm x 17mm </span><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #828282; /><br style=background-color: #ffffff; color: #828282; /><span style=color: #828282; background-color: #ffffff;>Sterling silver : 925/1000e.</span></p
    • Unisex Navajo Pendant Griffe Turquoise set in silver
    • Woman Fetishes Necklace, Multistones carved animals, silver clasp
    • Woman Fetishes necklace, stone carved animals (turquoises, pipestone, serpentinite...), silver clasp
    • Unisex Pendleton blanket Lakota Way of Life Tan
    • Unisex Pendleton blanket Singletary box of Knowledge Multi

Press

Read more

Legends stories

Navajo

The Navajos - Indians of the High Plains - usually craft turquoise stone in its most...

Read more

Man in the maze - Legends & stories : Discover Native american jewelry,Decoration and various items brought to you by Harpo. Your Native Online shop.