Yei Navajo Rugs

Yei Navajo RugsShiprock Yei and Yeibichai achieved regional style status during the 1940’s. The Shiprock Yei Navajo Indian rugs customarily have a white or light colored background, and incorporate bright, bold hues; a dozen or more colors may be used. Yei are deity and the figures are tall and slender and bearing ceremonial embellishments. Their postures are upright, faces are outward, and expressions are stiff. More elaborate Yei Navajo Indian weavings have a three-sided border, created by the elongated body of a rainbow goddess, extending down each side and across the bottom. Additional designs may include intervening cornstalks or arrows.

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