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Woven from beautiful Lincoln wool, the colors are all natural with the exception of the bold red. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis piece was featured in our Woven Holy People exhibit.  See it in the exhibit guide \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.navajorug.com\/products\/woven-holy-people-exhibit-catalog\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Woven Holy People Exhibit program guide - a new window will open\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ehere\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e.  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ctable style=\"width: 342px;\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 73px; text-align: left;\"\u003eStyle\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 259px; text-align: left;\"\u003eYei \/ Yei Be Chei\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 73px;\"\u003eWeaver\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 259px;\"\u003eUnknown Navajo\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 73px;\"\u003eDate\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 259px;\"\u003ecirca 1920-30s\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 73px;\"\u003eSize\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 259px;\"\u003e41 1\/2″ x 73″ (1.05M  x 1.854M)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 73px;\"\u003eItem #\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 259px;\"\u003eGHT 2086\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" style=\"width: 332px; text-align: left;\"\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.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2016-07-16T14:16:00-07:00","created_at":"2016-07-16T14:16:02-07:00","vendor":"Historic Collection","type":"Yei","tags":["Antique Navajo Rugs","color neutral","Filter by Size_Medium","medium-weavings-3x5-5-x-8","Navajo Rugs","Navajo Rugs by Style_Pictorial","Navajo Rugs by Style_Yei \/ Yei Be Chei","pictorial","public-product","size-4-x-6","woven-holy-people","yei"],"price":700000,"price_min":700000,"price_max":700000,"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":23862456003,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Yei Dragonfly Pictorial Navajo Weaving : Historic : GHT 2086","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":700000,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":1,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"On hold for Suzanne K"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1207\/9128\/products\/9_GHT_2086.jpg?v=1547785494","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1207\/9128\/products\/GHT-2086G-600x925.jpg?v=1547785494","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1207\/9128\/products\/GHT-2086D-600x450.jpg?v=1547785494","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1207\/9128\/products\/GHT-2086D1-600x450.jpg?v=1547785494"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1207\/9128\/products\/9_GHT_2086.jpg?v=1547785494","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cp\u003eLittle Wind, Nilth Chizzie, is an informer who guides the prophets in their search for knowledge. 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The artist of this weaving used many sectional or \"lazy lines\" in the piece to simulate fluttering movement from the wings of the dragonflies. 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Yei Dragonfly Pictorial Navajo Weaving : Historic : GHT 2086

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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 straight bodies, masked faces, and with the legs, arms, and wings making long slim triangles.  The ability to move through the air seems to depend on wings and is indicated by upper arms and upper legs.  For  feet, they have either the claws of a bug, or cloud symbols. (A Study of Navajo Symbolism, Franc Johnson Newcomb, 1956, p 29)

Dragonflies and other water insects are seen as guardians and messengers of warnings and wisdom from the deities.  The Dragonfly is seen in many sandpaintings, especially those from the Male Shootingway and Blessing ceremony. 

This is a magnificent piece of art. The artist of this weaving used many sectional or "lazy lines" in the piece to simulate fluttering movement from the wings of the dragonflies. Woven from beautiful Lincoln wool, the colors are all natural with the exception of the bold red.

This piece was featured in our Woven Holy People exhibit.  See it in the exhibit guide here.  

Style Yei / Yei Be Chei
Weaver Unknown Navajo
Date circa 1920-30s
Size 41 1/2″ x 73″ (1.05M  x 1.854M)
Item # GHT 2086
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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