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yei rug
  • Louise Gilmore
  • yei rug, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Lukachukai?, Arizona, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 76 x 113 cm
    Object Height/Width: 29 15/16 x 44 1/2 in
  • Gift of David and Jean Francisco
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6567

The small rectangular rug has an orange field with five yei figures and a sixth that is bent. Each figure has a rectangular pink head with a white top and arms, and a brown kilt with white and grey detail. There is white fringe on the bottom corners of the kilt and white legs. The bent yei figure has a white top and brown kilt, but the elongated portion is a long white and brown stripe. The brown border has a picket-like design along the long edges and white detail. Each figure holds stylized brown and white feathers. There is a small tassel in each corner.