Navajo Yei Storyteller Sterling Silver Yei Bracelet

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Marie Bahe - Navajo Sterling Silver
Yei Storyteller Overlay Bracelet
HK Item #NBS254 - Medium

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Navajo Yei Storyteller Bracelet Sterling Silver

Navajo Yei Storyteller Bracelet Sterling Silver

Navajo Yei Storyteller Bracelet Sterling Silver

Size
Medium
Slightly adjustable - see how.
Circumference
7" total inside including gap
Gap
1 1/4" between ends
Width
1"
Weight
34 grams
Hallmarks
STERLING
B
Artist
Marie Bahe, Navajo

 

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Marie Bahe - Navajo Sterling Silver
Yei Storyteller Overlay Bracelet
NBS254 - Medium
$120 SOLD

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"Navajo sterling silver overlay with oxidized
black base layer for contrast. Yei figures, waves, and more!"

Navajo Yei Storyteller Bracelet Sterling Silver

Navajo Yei Storyteller Bracelet Sterling Silver

Navajo Yei Storyteller Bracelet Sterling Silver

SIZES

Baby/Child - Fits up to a 4 1/4" wrist
Youth/Teen - Fits a 4 3/8" to a 5 1/4 wrist
Small - Fits a 5 3/8" wrist to 6 1/4" wrist
Medium - Fits from a 6 3/8" to a 7 1/4" wrist
Large - Fits from a 7 3/8" to an 8" wrist
Extra Large - Fits over 8" wrist

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What is Yei ?

Yei is a shortened version of YeiBeiChei, a holy figure in the Navajo culture.

The yei figure symbolizes healing powers.

It can be depicted standing upright, curved or angled in a three-sided square. There are male and female yei figures. Some have square heads and others round.

Appearing as Petroglyphs (Rock Art) in North America, Yei figures are often use in healing sand paintings and woven into rugs.

Yei figures fashioned into jewelry are less common so these treasures are not to be passed up.

What is Overlay?

Overlay pieces are made of two layers. The bottom layer is a solid sterling silver piece. The top layer has a cutout design. The cutout is placed over the bottom layer and the two pieces are "sweated" together, that is heated so that they become one.

The bottom layer (background to the cutout) is usually accented. The Navajo silversmiths oxidize the bottom layer which darkens it. Hopi silversmiths oxidize and etch the background (texturize it) with hashmarks.


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