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yeibichai rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • yeibichai rug, late 1800s–1962
  • Where object was made: Gallup, New Mexico, United States
  • wool yarn, string, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 40 x 99.5 cm width includes tassles
    Object Height/Width: 15 3/4 x 39 3/16 in width includes tassles
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6627

The small rectangular rug has three figures, identified as yeibichai. Each has a light brown head and hands, with black hair and eyes and a red mouth. The center figure has a black top and a red kilt, the figures on the ends have red tops and black kilts. They all have orange legs. There are light blue or yellow lines from the elbows. The figures are separated by two vertical rows of three serrated triangles in gray or orange.

There is a red stripe at either end and thinner yellow and grey stripes. There are small white tassels at the corners. There is short string fringe on one short side.