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This is a partial version of the Night Skies Navajo Sandpainting weaving from the Shooting Way Chant Way. Navajo weaver Arnold Begay, from the Newcomb area chose to simplify his Navajo Sandpainting weaving, but he included some great pictorial elements. Mother Earth and Father Sky.
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From the Night Way Chant this is Sandpainting weaving is called "Water Sprinklers"
According to a catalog from the Wheelwright Museum, Gladys Manuelito (Mrs. Sam) wove this classic Sandpainting in 1930's, decades later it was also woven by Ruby Manuelito.
During the 1990s Martha Beall wove her own adaptation of Mrs. Sams work. This weaving i...
This is a beautiful sandpainting weaving featuring Mother Earth (on the left) and Father Sky (on the right) from the Shooting way chant. The bottom figures depict the Great Figures. Horns of power appear on their heads, The masks are outlined in red to indicate the life and power within.
At the top of the weaving are Yei Be Chei dancers who ar...
Nightway Sandpainting with a folk art feel. Wonderful detail featuring a Yei, patient and Mediccine man. The patient is wrapped in a blanket and looks to be dancing.
Hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed native wool was used. Beautiful variegated brown/gray background wool. exquisite!
This piece was featured in our Woven Holy People galler...
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...
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...