Navajo Yei's Vessel
 
Navajo Yei's Vessel

Utah State Folk Arts Collection

willow

8.75 x 9.25
29.25" circumference

Not on View

2007

2007.17

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Large oval vessel featuring 5 standing figures, holding long (possibly arrows?) blue objects in each hand with white and black feathers above their heads. Green lines extending down from both elbows on each figure. 1 green and yellow cornstalk centered above "exit" featured in Navajo basketry. At bottom of vessel face is a band of orange before fading into graphite color of bottom. Bottom of vessel is flat, with 5 bands of graphite colored weaving surrounding 7 bands of undyed-colored weaving with 9 interrupting blocks where the colors meet.