These slender YEI SPIRIT earrings are hand beaded by Dorothy Ance Webb of the Laguna people. She uses a brick stitch pattern & Delica beads. The term Yei derives from the word Yeibicheii meaning the Holy People. Navajo Yei (Yeii) spirits, or deities, are believed to control elements such as the rain, snow, wind and sun and control the night and day. These earrings are attached to silver plated ear wires with silicone backing. However, these can be changed to clips or posts by request. Simply make request during check out in comments box. These earrings measure about 3.5 inches tall by .5 inches wide.
CherokeeVisions is proud to present beading artist Dorothy Ance Webb, a retired archaeologist of Laguna Pueblo, Chippewa-Ottawa and Winnebago tribal affiliates. Dorothy is of the Laguna people & grew up on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico. She is also a published book author. She has been beading for the last 10+ years.