Zigzag images recur in many Native American art forms including weaving, beadwork, pottery, basketry and even ancient rock art. The zigzag motif often represents lightning, an important symbol of change connected with rain, fertility and renewal. The snake, to many of the peoples, signifies wisdom and may be in itself a symbol of lightning. Southwestern tribes sometimes add a head and rattle tail to a zigzag line to represent lightning. In legend, lightning flashes from the beak of the Thunderbird, a symbol of salvation and divine gifts. Unnapped. Twin is felt-bound, other sizes have Ultrasuede® trim. 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.