Sandpainting - Nightway Ceremony : Historic : GHT 2219

Listen as Steve describes this weaving:

This spectacular early Germantown piece from the 1930s has been in Steve's collection for over 30 years.  It's one of the finest examples of a Nightway ceremony Yei weaving that he's ever seen. 

Using hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed Mohair, the artist created an unusual black background for this piece, which would be appropriate for the ceremony.

The bows and arrows and rainbow bars are woven as protective elements in this piece.  We see Talking God (with all of the feathers) followed by 6 dancers - male = round heads, and female = square heads, they carry rattles in one hand and a cedar branch in the other.  The green around their necks is Germantown, and represents a cedar ruff.

This stunning piece of art was featured in out Woven Holy People exhibit.  To see an exhibit guide, click here

It's been said by Navajo weavers, "If you like a piece it's not because you like it, it's because IT has chosen you."

Close your eyes. Can you see this piece on a wall in your home or office? If so, you may have been chosen to be this weaving's forever home. Let us help this vision become a reality.

Style Yei / Yei Be Chei
Weaver Unknown Navajo
Date circa 1930s
Size 4′ x 5’1″ (1.21M  x 1.54M)
Item # GHT 2219
Learn more about Yei and Yei Be Chei weavings

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

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: Sandpainting

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