Kokopelli (or Kookopölö) is a flute player image found on petroglyphs and pottery fragments found throughout the Southwestern United States. There has been speculation about the origin of the image that is thought to have first appeared by A.D. 800.
Also see the article Misconception, mystery shroud frisky Kokopelli, opens a new window about the popularity of the iconic image.
Hansen, William. Book Review: Kokopelli: The Making of an Icon. Journal of Folklore Research.
Misconception, mystery shroud frisky Kokopelli. Arizona Daily Star. July 4, 1998. 1B
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