Water and Sky:
Water imagery, and the use of turquoise to repeat and amplify it, continues to be important in the traditional cultures of the Southwest.
In this arid region, water means a fertile world of abundance. Frogs, fish, turtles, other sea creatures, clouds, and rain symbolize the wish for a rich and productive future.
Nambé Falls, north of Santa Fe.
Courtesy New Mexico State Records Center and Archives. Marjorie F. Lambert Photograph Collection, Image No. 29212.