Starburst

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   Some say life begins and ends with the bursting of stars. Appropriately, the 'star' in this design bursts into a symbolic depiction of the land that sustains Navajo life. It is surrounded by four sacred mountains: Tsisnaasjini', Tsoodzil, Doko'oosliid, Dibé Nitsaa.

   According to oral histories, the Navajo roamed through a series of inhospitable worlds below before finally emerging in their modern-day homeland. The central square in this design represents the place of emergence from which the symmetry of life can be built.