Galleries : Undying Tales 2019/2020 : UT 23 - Saguaro



SAGUARO - 6.5x6.5 inches $175.00 (SOLD)
Saguaro Flower - 3.5x4.5 inches $70.00 (SOLD)

Status: Not currently threatened, but heavily protected in their native habitat through conservation efforts and regulated by Arizona.

Highlighted species:Saguaro Cactus - Carnegiea gigantea

Range: Sonoran Desert

To the native Tohono Oodham people, the saguaro cactus is considered an honored relative that sustains them both spiritually and physically. According to their mythology, the first saguaro was created when a young woman sank deep into the earth and rose back out as a giant cactus, arms raised toward the heavens. Once a year during the hot months of June and July, that majestic saguaro maiden dresses up with striking white flowers in her hair, then bears a crimson fruit called bahidaj in the Oodham language.

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Size: 6 x 6 inches
Medium: Ink
©2019, Stephanie Law

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