and meaningful design features an interpretation of an ancient symbol of the sun
as found on a late 19th century water jar from Zia Pueblo. This red symbol is
called a "Zia" and is centered on a field of yellow.
our is the
sacred number of the Zia and can be found repeated in the four points radiating
from the circle. The number four is embodied in the four points of the of the
compass, North, East, South and West; in the four seasons of the year Spring,
Summer, Autumn and Winter; in the 24 hours of each day by sunrise, noon, evening
and night; by four seasons of life, childhood, youth, adulthood and old age. The
Zia also believed that with life came four sacred obligations: development of a
strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit and devotion to the welfare of
people/family. All of these things are bound together within the circle of life.
and yellow colors are the colors of Isabel of Castilla brought to the continent
by the Spanish Conquistadors.