As you have probably concluded with the progression of this photo journey series, I have a fondness for architectural features such as doors and windows. And at the Taos Pueblo, I was on the lookout for colorful embellishments that stood out against the rustic brown adobe walls. This charming door specimen is located in the South House complex, and it topped the list of the most unique. And I couldn’t help but do a little play on words with the title of the photo!
P.S. Donna (Made in Heaven) left an interesting comment about the meaning of the handprint. I have also read that the left hand, considered more sacred than the food hand, was placed on objects of religious meaning. It was only after I found this reference that I realized that all of the handprints on this door were made by a left hand! And a Google search reveals other photos of this door, including some showing an American flag draped in the window right after 9-11. It is truly fascinating to see examples of folk art like this and wonder about the personality of the “folk” behind the “art”!