"Native Repunzel" Fine-Art Print, artwork by the owner of Native Anthro. Having daughters means looking for representations of Native culture in the books they read, the movies and programs they watch. There really aren't a lot of representations, so I am trying to make it happen. The story of Rapunzel may be of European origins but, to Natives, our hair is very important to our identity and our sense of well-being. Our future generations should feel good above their own image and their identity and hair is a major identifier to Native people. Our people should be proud of their hair.
Instead of a castle, my interpretation is that she is held in a cave, high above the land below. To many tribes, caves are sacred spaces where items of significance are kept for preservation. So, in that way, it makes sense that this beautiful girl with really long hair is considered sacred. The witch or sorceress that kept her represents the greed of humanity in that she feels she needs to keep Rapunzel stuck away so no one can reach her. Yet, she grows into a good person with powerful presence because she is inherently good. Ultimately, Rapunzel transcends her situation using the strongest attribute she has which is her hair.
The print is a high-quality print on photographic paper. They measure 8 inches x 10 inches and are packaged in a white artboard and a clear bag. Supplies are very limited.