Yei - Tadpole : Historic : GHT 2218

In Navajo culture, tadpoles signify fertility and renewal.  They are respected for their power to change shapes.  In this gorgeous Yei weaving we see two outer female white-faced Yei with tadpole streamers, step inwards and we find two black-faced yei with rainbow bars of protection over their heads and lightning bars under their feet, and in the center we see a lovely red-faced Yei with arrow hands and lightning streamers.  

This beautiful weaving was most likely a design from a fertility ceremony.  It was woven into life using hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed native wool. It has a spirit line. This weaving is excellent in condition in color, and quality.  It was woven by a very skilled artist. 

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

Style Yei / Yei Be Chei
Weaver Unknown Navajo
Date circa 1930s
Size 3′2″ x 5’6″ (.96M  x 1.67M)
Item # GHT 2218
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Type: Yei


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