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{"id":5766786243,"title":"Sandpainting - Beauty Way Navajo Weaving : Historic : GHT 2217","handle":"beauty-way-sandpainting-textile-ght-2217","description":"\u003cp\u003eSandpainting 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe weaver intentionally create differences(mistakes)in this Sandpainting, so as it would not be perfect and disturb the gods.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHere are just a few change ups that were created.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRainbow Guardian, Yei Be Chei dancers wearing masks are prominent.  If you look closely you'll see that the artist changed the mask colors, and the masks aren't consistently sized.  The dancers should have equal feathers in their headdresses, they don't.  (The white figure on the bottom end is the Talking god and he has a weasel medicine bag which would ordinarily be brown.  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe beautiful corn plant in the center of the image has corn which is tasseled, and has feathers hanging from the bottom leaves. The artist chose to place the corn plant in two baskets instead of just one. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhat other discrepancies can you find?\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHere is an excerpt from the Beauty Way Ceremony:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eWith beauty before me may I walk\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eWith beauty behind me may I walk\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eWith beauty above me may I walk\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eWith beauty all around me may I walk\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eIn old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eThis gorgeous weaving was featured in our Woven Holy People exhibit.  You can see the exhibit guide \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.navajorug.com\/products\/woven-holy-people-exhibit-catalog\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ehere\u003c\/strong\u003e.\u003c\/a\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ctable style=\"width: 385px;\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 79px;\"\u003eStyle\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 292px;\"\u003eSandpainting\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 79px;\"\u003eWeaver\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 292px;\"\u003eUnknown Navajo\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 79px;\"\u003eDate\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 292px;\"\u003ecirca 1930s\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 79px;\"\u003eSize\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 292px;\"\u003e63\" x 53\" (5′3″ x 4’5″)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 79px;\"\u003eItem #\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 292px;\"\u003eGHT 2217\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" style=\"width: 371px;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/navajorug-com.myshopify.com\/pages\/sandpainting\"\u003eLearn more about Sandpainting weavings\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" style=\"width: 371px;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/navajorug-com.myshopify.com\/pages\/navajo-yei-holy-people\"\u003eLearn more about Yei and Yei Be Chei weavings\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eContact us for more information, pricing or to order – \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"mailto:steve@navajorug.com\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\" target=\"_blank\"\u003esteve@navajorug.com\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e or 520-455-5020 -- We will be glad to help you!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA unique blend of history, Native American culture and storytelling make these weavings an art like no other.\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2016-03-18T21:36:00-07:00","created_at":"2016-03-18T21:39:38-07:00","vendor":"Historic Collection","type":"Sandpainting","tags":["20000-30000","Antique Navajo Rugs","Filter by Size_Medium","medium-weavings-3x5-5-x-8","Navajo Rugs","Navajo Rugs by Style_Pictorial","Navajo Rugs by Style_Sand Paintings","Navajo Rugs by Style_Yei \/ Yei Be Chei","Navajo Rugs Circa_1930 to 1940","no-price-showing","sandpainting","size-4-x-5","woven-holy-people","yei","Yei Be Chei"],"price":2150000,"price_min":2150000,"price_max":2150000,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":17732336387,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Sandpainting - 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Sandpainting - Beauty Way Navajo Weaving : Historic : GHT 2217

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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 this Sandpainting, so as it would not be perfect and disturb the gods.

Here are just a few change ups that were created.

Rainbow Guardian, Yei Be Chei dancers wearing masks are prominent.  If you look closely you'll see that the artist changed the mask colors, and the masks aren't consistently sized.  The dancers should have equal feathers in their headdresses, they don't.  (The white figure on the bottom end is the Talking god and he has a weasel medicine bag which would ordinarily be brown.  

The beautiful corn plant in the center of the image has corn which is tasseled, and has feathers hanging from the bottom leaves. The artist chose to place the corn plant in two baskets instead of just one. 

What other discrepancies can you find?

Here is an excerpt from the Beauty Way Ceremony:

With beauty before me may I walk
With beauty behind me may I walk
With beauty above me may I walk
With beauty all around me may I walk
In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk

This gorgeous weaving was featured in our Woven Holy People exhibit.  You can see the exhibit guide here. 

Style Sandpainting
Weaver Unknown Navajo
Date circa 1930s
Size 63" x 53" (5′3″ x 4’5″)
Item # GHT 2217
Learn more about Sandpainting weavings
Learn more about Yei and Yei Be Chei weavings

Contact us for more information, pricing or to order – steve@navajorug.com or 520-455-5020 -- We will be glad to help you!

A unique blend of history, Native American culture and storytelling make these weavings an art like no other.

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