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This is a unique take on the fire dancers that are part of the Navajo Mountain Way Ceremony. Usually Mountain way dancers are depicted in weavings with true faces, not masks as in this weaving. It also has many rainbow yei elements.
Hand spun wool.
Yei / Yei Be Chei
49″ x 73″
Here is a fun Yei Navajo Pictorial weaving from the 1940-1950s
Featuring two female Yeis are surrounded by Sacred Blue corn plants, bringing in the harvest. Bows and arrows, with the arrows traveling in a path in one direction (right facing down follow to the left facing up) and a broken arrow Storm Pattern.
Yei / Yei Be Chei
This antique Yei has a very unusual design. The Yei figures represent prayer sticks, Pahos. They are the guardians. Pahos would be in the four corners in a Sandpainting.
From the 1920s, this Yei weaving is hand dyed red, and natural brown/black. It is finely woven from Merino cross wool.
It would make a wonderful addition to any colle...
Woven to be used as a single saddle blanket, the weaver hand-carded, hand-spun and hand dyed mohair wool. Rainbow bars are orange, red and lime green with a hint of natural grey wool. Orange animal figures might be horses or maybe bears.
This small Navajo weaving definitely tells a story as the mohair wool was unevenly spun and is highly va...
Woven in the 1940's, this is an unusual design with cow heads.
Tightly woven using hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed native wools.
3'2" x 4'6"
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Hand carded and hand spun white and natural black field. Germantown yarn was used for the colored valero stars and border design.
This weaving was part of the Desert Caballeros Exhibition 2003 and is in the Treasures of the Navajo Horsemen catalog.
26″ x 34″
Storm Pattern Pictorial
Storm Pattern weavings come in all shapes and sizes. This particular piece showcases a big strong black bull inside the central element. This is a rare example of the Storm Pattern.
Big bold confident red squares anchor each corner, with central red tipped arrows. The field of cream seems to be funneling the energy of the piece north and south...
This is a special and very unusual treat. Typically when a weaver adds stars to a piece they use valero (8-pointed) stars. This weaver chose to use 5-pointed stars woven of beautifully variegated brown wool, and with a central pentagon shape of aniline red - lined with brown in the top star and with black in the bottom star. Belted diamonds c...