SOLD Nightway Yei be Chei Navajo Weaving : Christine Chischilly : 3288

This lovely Yei was woven by Christine Chischilly of the Lukachukai area. Wonderfully gifted young weaver.   Christine's weavings are highly collectible.

The Nightway Ceremony is a 9-night healing ceremony usually performed in the late fall or winter.  It is one of the most difficult ceremonies to learn as it involves the learning of hundreds of chants, dozens of prayers, and many very complicated sandpaintings. It was first performed around 1000 BC by those who lived in Canyon de Chelly. The ceremony cures the sick and restores harmony.

In this nighttime piece - with a black sky filled with stars, we see Talking God who wears a deer pelt and holds a gold medicine pouch.  There are three female dancers with long hair and long skirts, and three male dancers wearing feathers in their hair and orange paint on their arms.  House God is seen at the other end of the piece, wearing a pelt, and holding a fox.  Everyone is wearing a turquoise necklace and beautiful concho belts.  

Style Yei / Yei Be Chei
Weaver Christine Chischilly
Date 2016
Size 56″ x 34″(1.42M x .86M)
Item # 3288
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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: Yei

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