Yeibichai Navajo Rugs

Yeibichai Navajo RugsDiffering from the Shiprock Yei, the Yeibichai Navajo Indian rugs are usually bordered weavings and depict Navajo dancers impersonating Yei spirits. These dancers are more humanlike, and uplifted feet commonly suggest the action of the dance.

Lukachukai was accepted during the 1950’s as a second region or style center of Yei and Yeibichai Navajo Indian weavings. Contrasting the Shiprock Yeis, the Lukachukai rugs tend to have backgrounds of dark gray, tan, gold or brown, and Yei figures are less detailed and colorful. The Lukachukai Navajo Indian rugs are thicker, nubbier, and coarser.