|O It is an emblem of the Tohono O'odham Nation of Southern Arizona ( formerly know as the Papago Indians ). The design, depicting a man exiting a labrinth, is most often seen on basketry dating back as far as the nineteenth century, and occasionally in Hopi silver art. Labrynths are common motifs in ancient petroglyphs ( Native American rock art ), and often resemble those found in ancient Greece and other parts of the world. |
O This symbol is said to represent a person's journey through life. Although the design appears to be a maze, it is actually a unicursal figure with many twists and turns; these are said to represent choices made in life. The center is dark, as the journey is one from darkness to light.