Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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yei rug
  • Jessie Jones
  • yei rug, latest year 1991
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 65.5 x 62 cm
    Object Length/Width: 25 3/4 x 24 3/8 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gene and Shirley Thomas
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0257
Description

Small rectangular rug. Black and red border with triangles on long sides. Grey field. Five yei figures, each with bent arms slightly raised and holding a spear-like object. The figures are all rendered in white with black hair, eyes and nose, blue necklace. End figures' skirts are wide black and blue stripes. Middle figure's skirt is wide blue and light blue stripe. Figures two and four have red and brown stripes. All figures have black legs and brown shoes.