Yei Be Chei - Fire Dancers Navajo Weaving : Historic : GHT 2256

Mountainway Ceremonial Dancers Textile - 

The Fire Dance is performed on the ninth night of the Mountainway Ceremony. 

This weaving is attributed to an extended family specific to the  4 corners area of the Navajo Reservation. The Fire Dancers were different from the typical Yei Be Chei dancer because instead of masks they wore  headdresses. When depicted in a weaving, the facial expressions are usual for Fire Dancers.   

Woven in the 1920s, this piece features all hand-dyed, hand-spun, and hand-carded native wool with the orange  likely a natural dye.

Extremely desirable and hard to find.  

Native American Art Magazine recently published an article in the April/May 17 issue written by Rebecca and Jean-Paul Valette.  Titled : Navajo Weavings featuring Mountainway Dancers. ON HOLD

Style Yei / Yei Be Chei
Weaver Unkown
Date Circa 1920-1930s
Size 47.5″ x 48″ (1.20M  x 1.21M)
Item # GHT 2256
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To be showcased on your walls or grace your floors, this functional heirloom is one-of-a-kind piece of history that took 100's of hours to create and will last many lifetimes. We'd love to tell you more about it!

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Type: Yei

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