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Navajo Arrow People Sandpainting Weaving from the Shooting Way Chant Woven by Master Weaver Helene Nez : This weaving was 2 years on the loom and is exceptionally well woven.
80 wefts per inch and made of all natur...
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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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...
This is a very early Sandpainting weaving. The one large Yei surrounding the inner 4 figures is the Rainbow Yei. The inner Yei figures are female (because of their square heads) and are holding up Medicine Pouches and Bows with stylized feathers on the ends. Within each Medicine Pouch is a stylized Rainbow Bar. Rainbows are a symbol of all good...
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...
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...
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...