Native American symbols are usually depicted by geometric portrayals of celestial bodies, natural phenomena and animal designs. Native American symbols and totems are believed to represent the physical form of a spirit helper and guide. An important part of daily life among many traditional Native American people was the maintenance of harmony and balance. Natural harmony and balance was necessary between the people and the natural world including animals, plants and natural features and phenomena. Harmony is a difficult subject to convey in a symbol which can immediately depict its meaning.
The Harmony Symbol - Meaning
The "Rainbow Kokopelli" is a Yei deity who commands the rainbow, giving beauty to all those in harmony. It is thought that his sack was made of clouds full of rainbows or seeds. The "Rainbow Kokopelli" therefore represents the Yei symbol of harmony. The Kokopelli symbol is represented in a number of guises depicting his role as a source of music making and dancing and spreading joy and harmony. His hunchback represented the sack he carried which contained the seeds for the harvest, the songs he carried and beautiful rainbows. His flute was melodious and in harmony consisting of separate notes that, together, produced a compatible, pleasing and consistent accord with one another and with the whole.