Pictorial Rug, 20th century



Gift of Robert and Carolyn Nelsonexpand_more  2004.174.15

Not on Viewexpand_more

Images of Yei, or Holy People, were created for a sand painting that was used within a ceremonial context. The portrayal of similar images can be found on this rug, which would have been exclusively created for the market. Yei rugs were, and continue to be, highly desirable by collectors because they are exclusively a Southwestern pattern. Although it would have been disrespectful to copy the images from a holy sandpainting, its images were an inspiration for designs like these.

Pictorial Rug
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