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Teec Nos Pos
Check out this traditional Teec Nos Pos with a twist! Steve calls it Jail Birds, one bird even comes complete with red and white striped feathers.
This is a very unusual Red Mesa/ Teec Nos Pos pictorial that has a bird border reminiscent of a tree of life.
Hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed with aniline red dye. This Navajo rug was woven w...
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 Navajo weaving features a Gallegos dancer. Holding a gourd rattle on one hand and a spruce twig in the other. The conical nose is a breathing tube shaped from the neck of a gourd. He also has a fancy concho belt where his fox belt is attached. Sacred corn plants encircle this special dancer.
Yei / Yei Be Chei
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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This pristine Hero Twin Pictorial is vibrant and unusual. Attached with a lead seal is the original certificate of authenticity. This paper tag was attached to all Navajo rugs beginning in 1937. It stated for the consumer that the product was a Navajo all-wool woven fabrics and was used by the government as a certificate of genuineness. We...
This handsome Teec Nos Pos weaving is attributed to Slocum Klah, master weaver. Jay Foutz a trader at the time, considered Slocum and her family the best Teec Nos Pos rug weavers in the country.
This piece is highly unusual in that it has the words "24 cans" woven into it. The words are woven in forward and reverse text so that it would be legi...
Who doesn't like a community dance? Look at all of the activity in this dynamic weaving! Juanita Tsosie of the Rough Rock area is the creative mind behind this great piece. She was the preeminent Navajo Folk Artist / Weaver of the 80s and 90s and her creations are highly sought, many are with prominent collections and institutions.
Sandpainting weavings are very special. Hosteen Klah, a powerful medicine man was the first to apply sandpaintings to the loom to preserve this important part of Navajo culture.
Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this design. This sandpainting weaving is very important and filled with symbolism.
It depicts Father Sky (turquoise) and Mother Ear...
Woven in the 1940's, this weaving is a one of a kind, most likely woven in the Monument Valley region of the Navajo Reservation when John Ford was making his Western Movies. He often cast Navajos to play the part of Plains Indian warriors. This Sioux Chief is sporting a button down collar and suspenders.
It was woven using hand-carded, hand-s...
Most likely this piece was woven in the Two Grey Hills area of the Navajo reservation. Showcased in the center of the piece is a Yei Be Chei Dancer. He is wearing a squash blossom necklace and just a hint of red in his footwear.
The beautiful hooked shapes in the borders of this design show how the Navajo were influenced by the designs seen i...
Protected by a border of arrow fletchings on all sides, Yei Dancers prepare to dance in a healing ceremony. Talking God with all of the feathers on his head wears a deer pelt as a sash and carries a weasel skin. The dancers are all male with the exception of the female with the square head in the center. The male dancers are adorned with fox...
During Healing Ceremonies, the medicine man chants to summon the spirits. In this weaving we see Talking God (lots of feathers) and three Yei Be Che dancers at a ceremony. Floating heads depict the spirits that have been summoned. At the feet of the dancers we see small yei figures.
Woven in the Teec Nos Pos area the rich browns were ob...
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...
A Spiderwoman cross border protects the weaver of this one-of-a-kind depiction of Yei Be Chei dancers from a Nightway Ceremony.
The colors in this piece are so bright and vibrant against the dark night sky. This piece was brought to life using all hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed native wool. It is an exceptional piece in condition, colo...
All Yei and Yei Be Chei weavings are very special. Shown here we have a spectacular rug from the 1920s. We have two pairs of Male and Female Yeis dancing while holding blankets. There are rainbow bars floating all around them indicating these dancers are surrounded by good luck and prosperity. A "spirit" line is prominent in this piece, can ...
From our Woven Holy People collection, take a look at this beautiful Dragonfly Yei Sandpainting weaving. It dates from the 1900-1910 and was created using all hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed Merino wool. It originated in the Teec Nos Pos area.
EXCEEDING RARE - ONE OF A KIND IMAGEIn the center of this rug you see a square-headed female Drag...
Little Wind, Nilth Chizzie, is an informer who guides the prophets in their search for knowledge. He is more or less the same symbol as the "Dontso" or "Don Tso" (Messenger Fly) who also takes the part of the informant and guide. The "Dontso," the dragonfly, the corn beetle, the butterfly, the cicada, and other flying insects are drawn with str...
This beauty is an early example of a Teec Nos Pos rug. It's easy to see the oriental rug influence in this 1930s piece. The central stars and unusual "wrench" border designs are unique in this piece. Did you notice the arrow and feathers? You don't see them until you SEE them. They may have been added to give added protection to this weaving.
Emily Malone is the Master weaver behind this gorgeous Teec Nos Pos Pictorial Yei weaving. A beautiful border of Arrow fletchings on a field of deep burgundy surround the central design. Stylized squash blossoms create an intricate maze around the central diamond which encases a Holy Girl Yei.
They were woven with naturally dyed silk. The re...
Storm Pattern Pictorial
Black + White = Gray. It's such a simple color combination, but look at the power those colors have in this rug woven by Irvin Phillips. Irvin has created many rugs for us over the years and they sell well! Its easy to see why. This piece is from our exclusive
Irvin used churro wool to create this dynamic piece with a teepee border, arrows, an...
Important to the Navajo emergence story are the Hero Twins - Monster Slayer who represents protective, impulsiveness and aggressive behavior, and Born of Water - representative of care, caution, preparedness.
In this vintage 1920s pictorial weaving from the Crystal area, we see the Hero Twins in the center of this design filled with flowing ene...
This weaving was featured in the Woven Holy People Exhibit (2016). You can see the exhibit guide here.
Male and female Yeis, male Yeis have foxtails hanging from their waist. The date on the weaving tells us it was probably commissioned for the 1939 World’s Fair, as weaving demonstrations were often part of the World’s Fairs during this time....
Sandpainting weavings are created by a small number of weavers.The skill has been passed down by Hosteen Klah, a powerful medicine man. In this piece from the Beautyway Ceremony, the artist used germantown yarns for the bright colors, but used hand-carded, hand-spun native wool elsewhere.
The weaver intentionally create differences(mistakes)in ...