Lolita Williams, Navajo Holy Person, Yei’ Weaving, Handmade, Wool, 55” x 71”

Lolita Williams, Navajo Holy Person, Yei’ Weaving, Handmade, Wool, 55” x 71”
Lolita Williams, Navajo Holy Person, Yei’ Weaving, Handmade, Wool, 55” x 71”
Lolita Williams, Navajo Holy Person, Yei’ Weaving, Handmade, Wool, 55” x 71”
Lolita Williams, Navajo Holy Person, Yei’ Weaving, Handmade, Wool, 55” x 71”

Lolita Williams, Navajo Holy Person, Yei’ Weaving, Handmade, Wool, 55” x 71”

The Navajo Yei' is created in the sand during healing ceremonies. It is a fascinating ceremony for those outside the Navajo culture to witness. As captured by this story of a Tuba Fair attendee.

"My friends and I were at the Tuba City Fair that cold October evening to witness the all night dancing of the Yei. We were told that the Night Chant was held to cure eye and hearing problems, rheumatism or insanity.

Talking God was easily recognizable, not only by his unique vocalizations, but by his distinctive attire: white deerskin wrap, white mask with painted corn stalk, eagle plume headdress, green spruce collar and pouch made from the hide of the tassel-eared squirrel. I remembered I’d seen Talking God depicted in a Yeibichai rug that very afternoon in a Gallup trading post."

PRODUCT DETAILS
General Height:
55
Width:
71
Rug Dye Type:
Aniline Dye (commercial wool)
Rug Handspun:
No
Rug Material:
Wool
Rug Pattern:
geometric-pattern
Rug Size:
2-footx3-foot
Rug Time Period:
Modern (Post 1950)
Regular price
$2,720
Sale price
$2,720
Unit price
per