Description: This piece was acquired from a second-hand collection (i.e.-estate sale), who collected Native American Jewelry and art in the 1980’s.
This piece is a stunning example of the artistry of the Navajo silversmith. Each piece is handmade out of sterling silver.
The Yei Bi Chei (pronounced YAY-BI-CHAY is often depicted in many Navajo art. The Yei Bi Chei is a spiritual deity of the Navajo. The Yei Bi Chei dance is a nine day healing ceremony that takes place in winter.
****Vintage/Preowned Items are purposely not polished.
Material: Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Coral, Mother of Pearl, Jet
Dimensions: Inside measurement is 5-1/8" from end to end with an open gap of 1". Piece is 3/4" at its widest.
Weight (in grams): 52.2
Hallmark/Signature: E. Benally, Sterling, photo of Navajo Hogan (home)