DREAMING STONE, (PAINTED), #2; Hills Above Santa Barbara, California. An intriguing SECOND LISTED painted pebble uncovered along a stream bank, near a cave within the hills above 19.A full a cache of shaman-like stones were recovered and held in one familys possession until recently. Known as a dreaming stone this artifact contains glyphs/images consistent with those within the various painted caves in the region. The artifact contains a star-like, radial pattern surrounding a circle filled with smaller, triangular patterns, each with a black spot within. Red-ochre and black are the predominate colors. Segmented slashes are found along the perimeter of the artifact. Although the relatively dry environment above Santa Monica generally has helped preserve images, this stones painted glyphs have faded somewhat and are ground stained. The stone also has ground pitting and minor scratching.
The general provenance and style of the stone indicates it is a Chumash piece. The images were constructed by tribal beliefs, further indication of its Chumash origin.The various cave symbols strongly suggest psychedelic dreams. Stones such as this apparently were an intricate part of the Chumash world of Shamanism and trance. These small, hand-held painted stones, it is believed, assisted in entering the hallucinogenic world mapped out on cave walls. They are a portable totem allowing for entrance from the secular to the spirit world. Other photos here for perspective only.
Include view of the hills above Santa Barbara and two interior views of a Chumash Painted Cave. The item "DREAMING STONE, (PAINTED), #2 Hills Above Santa Barbara, California" is in sale since Sunday, January 01, 2017.
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