ceremonial hogan

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Also called “Yeibichei hogan,” a ceremonial hogan is constructed specifically for Navajo ceremonials. During ceremonials, these hogans are the space where sandpaintings are drawn and generally are only used for the length of the ceremonial. Ceremonial hogans are often cone-shaped, with an east facing door, and are considered male, as opposed to the dome-shaped female hogan constructed for daily use.

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"Ceremonial hogan, Fruitland, NM, 1952," photograph, (2006_20_008). Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM. All rights reserved. Use with permission only.

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