Smithsonian Scarves

Smithsonian Scarves

Over several decades Ramona designed several scarves, a jacket, and a tie for the Smithsonian mail-order catalogue. All of the products were based in Ramona’s traditional Hopi design heritage.

Rain and Sun

(Available through Smithsonian Store)

Pueblo people have lived in the desert for thousands of years. They mark the seasonal cycles with dances and ceremonies. The dances are often for bringing rain to the village fields, an essential element for growing bountiful crops each year. The Rain & Sun scarf honors these two important elements that insure the harvest each year.

Rain and Lightning (Proposed)

During the summers in the Southwest we often see dramatic bolts of lightning from many miles away lighting up billowy thunderheads. After these spectacular light shows come curtains of rain that drift across the arid landscape, bringing life giving water to the desert. The Rain & Lightning scarf is an homage to that summer event.

North Star

Native Americans refer to the North Star as the “heart of the sky.” The annual motion of visible planets mark annual planting and hunting cycles each year.

Rain and Corn

Corn has always been a vital staple for Pueblo people. There are many types of corn: corn for grinding, drying, parching, and boiling. Abundant rain means abundant crops.