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Though styles vary, many have common components
and “symbols.”
You m
ay notice four distinct blocks in the corners (see
weaving
to the right). These represent the four sacred
mountains t
hat border Navajoland, as well as the
cardinal direct
ions.
The center represent
s the “place of emergence” into
this world by The Peopl
e.
You will see symbols for light
ning, as in the weaving to
the right, and symbols for corn (
the sustainer of life),
and waterbug symbols representing
all important
water.