American Jewelry and Artifact Information
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is a shortened version of YeiBeiChei, a holy figure in the Navajo culture.
yei figure symbolizes healing powers.
as Petroglyphs (Rock Art) in North America, Yei figures are often use in healing
sand paintings and woven into rugs. There are male and female yei figures. Female
yei have square heads and male yei are depicted with round heads.
figures can be found depicted standing upright, curved, angled and in a three-sided
square, like the sterling silver Navajo pendant shown at right.
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