Five Yei Dancers Weaving by Lorraine Katso (#01)

Five Yei Dancers Weaving by Lorraine Katso
Five Yei Dancers Weaving by Lorraine Katso
Five Yei Dancers Weaving by Lorraine Katso

Five Yei Dancers Weaving by Lorraine Katso (#01)

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49 1/2" x 34"

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On Halloween Day, we got the treat when Lorraine Katso brought in this handsome Yei Dancer weaving. Five Navajo Holy People, called Yeis, appear in a traditional dance formation. Their brightly colored kilts bring life and excitement to this very pleasing pictorial weaving.


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Yei

Every creature, every aspect of nature has its holy people . . . . even the stinkbug. Sometimes you can see them, if only for an instant. They are represented, some of them, by colors: the blue sky, the evening dusk, the night these are holy people and one prays to them. There are iron people, crystal people, then the other rocks "and such people." There are dawn people, twilight people, air, thunder, and cloud people. One does not talk about such things in nature when they and their holy people are present.

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After the medicine woman told the people about the prayersticks she told them that there was a place in the underworld where two rivers crossed. It was called ni tqin'kae tsosi, fine fiber cotton (Indian hemp). There were two persons who brought the seed of that plant, they were spiders. They said that the people were to use the plant instead of skins for their clothing. So this seed was planted in the earth? More about this legend

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