Saturday, March 24, 2012
Kokopelli Stained Glass Panel
Shown above is a custom-ordered, custom-made stained glass panel.
This panel was hand-crafted into the shape of the Native American deity which represents fertility. Often feared by young women, the Kokopelli is a humpback flute player.
Among the Hopi Tribe - the Kokopelli carries unborn children on his back and distributes them to women.
This panel was ordered from a woman who lives in Mesa, Arizona. She is a winter visitor and has embraced the Arizona lifestyle and needed to add some color to her western facing kitchen window.
In the first photograph you can see the glass after it's been cut into various shapes. Following this, each piece of glass is ground down, surrounded with copper tape then soldered into place. After a good cleaning a coating of patina is applied. Another good cleaning then it'll get waxed for an all-over shine.