The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art

at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC

Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Nathan Begay
Nathan Begay
Rena Billie
Rena Billie
Louise Goodman
Martha Gordon
Mary Kee
Charles Lee
Lucy Leuppe McKelvy
Cecelia Nelson
Ida Sahme
Jennie Thomas
Tony Tso
Faye Tso
Sue Williams
Lola Yazzie
Sally Yazzie
Yeibechai Tapestry Weaving (#133)

Yeibechai or Navajo deities depicted in Navajo night dances have been woven into textiles made to sell for over a hundred years. Interest in Navajo culture is one reason that weavers began making these distinctive textiles. Distinguished by their smaller dimension and finer thread size, tapestry weavings such as this one were intended to hang on the wall instead of serving as floor rugs or bed coverings.


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