Specializing in Native American Crafts Since 1916

Yei Be Chai Rug

Size: 49.5" L79.5" W
SKU: 900014575




This is a handmade Navajo rug and a one of a kind item. Yei and Yei be Chai rugs depict Navajo Yei deities. A 'Yei' rug shows the deities themselves, facing outward. A 'Yei Be Chai' depicts masked dancers in impersonation of these deities. Tradition holds that it is tabu to weave the eyes of the Yeis into the rug, so many Yei and Yei Be Chai rugs will have the eyes sewn in after the rug is woven. This rug is woven with natural and aniline dyed Native wool.

Condition: Excellent no stains, discolorations, no missing stitches and no restoration.

Circa: 1940s

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