Dyani was presented a perfect ear of corn in Shungopavi which is one of the first Hopi villages established on Second Mesa.

Dyani is wearing a knee-length dress called a manta. A manta fastened at a woman’s right shoulder, leaving her left shoulder bare. Missionaries did not think this dress style was modest enough, so in the 1900’s many Hopi women started wearing blouses underneath their mantas. This style is still in use today. Unmarried Hopi women wear their hair in elaborate butterfly whorls, while married women wear theirs in two long pigtails.

Hopi means “peaceful people”. Hopi is such a special place for Sharon Brening to visit. The Hopi are among the most ritualistic people in North America, with much of their ancient ritual still intact

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